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Jodi Delaney

Jodi Delaney is executive director of the Television Academy Foundation. She oversees daily operations and provides strategic leadership of foundation programs and initiatives to fulfill the charitable organization's mission to identify, advance and empower future television leaders. An executive with 20 years' experience in nonprofit, government, and private sector management and development, Delaney has supervised high-profile initiatives in entertainment, environmental conservation, economic development and social services throughout her career.
 

Jodi Delaney is executive director of the Television Academy Foundation. She oversees daily operations and provides strategic leadership of foundation programs and initiatives to fulfill the charitable organization's mission to identify, advance and empower future television leaders. An executive with 20 years' experience in nonprofit, government, and private sector management and development, Delaney has supervised high-profile initiatives in entertainment, environmental conservation, economic development and social services throughout her career.
 
Previously, Delaney served as chief development officer at the Youth Policy Institute, a nonprofit fighting intergenerational poverty in Los Angeles, where she oversaw donor development and fundraising efforts. Delaney also held the position of Los Angeles program director at The Trust for Public Land, a national environmental organization that builds parks and preserves natural places for communities in 30 states nationwide.

She served in New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson's administration where she held two key positions over a six-year period. At the New Mexico Film Office, she directed the New Mexico Filmmakers program, creating numerous education and diversity-focused initiatives designed to help establish and grow a sustainable media community in the state. At the Department of Cultural Affairs, she was executive director of New Mexico's statehood centennial, a wide-ranging commemoration that involved over 300 projects among diverse communities in 33 counties.

Delaney's television career began in New York City, where she was field producer at ABC News on the multi-part series "The Century" with Peter Jennings. For over a decade Delaney was a writer and producer for documentaries, commercials and short films that aired on networks including HBO, TLC, History Channel and Discovery Health.

Delaney received her Master of Arts from Rutgers University and a Bachelor of Arts in speech-communication from the University of Minnesota. She is a board member of the Los Angeles Chapter of Advisors in Philanthropy and on the board of trustees of the Pasadena Waldorf School.

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