Jennifer Bentley has served as the Executive Director of the Michigan State Bar Foundation since January 2017.
Prior to the Foundation, she worked in legal aid for 20 years, holding various positions, including staff attorney, managing attorney and chief development officer. Jennifer has provided leadership, through planning, innovation and resource development, to many statewide initiatives to increase access to justice.
Jennifer serves on the Executive Team of Michigan’s Justice for all Commission, the Executive Team of Michigan’s Commission on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Judiciary, and on the State Bar of Michigan’s Justice Initiatives Committee. Jennifer also serves on the board of MIE and on the board of NAIP, as immediate past president.