Jen Gross
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I live by personal mantras. The biggest risk is taking no risk at all. Fear crushes more dreams than anything. You already know all you need to know.

Current Position

Business Development Catalyst

Planned Parenthood of Montana





Specialty Areas
  • Health Care
  • Policy
  • Consulting
  • Community Organizer
  • Government
  • Conservation

Issue & electoral campaigns, public speaking, team building, consensus building, networking, strategic planning, #GSD

More Information:

Leadership Experience

Montana State Senator, Senate District 25 (2017-present). Youngest woman in Montana’s 65th Legislature. Youngest member of the 2017 Montana Senate. Vice Chair of Senate Public Health Committee. Sponsored two bills that were signed into law by Governor Bullock. Leadership skills sharpened every step of the way.

Business Development Catalyst, Planned Parenthood of Montana (2012-present). Care no matter what. Using innovation to increase efficiencies, reduce expenditures and generate new revenue streams. Caveat: no services, programs or jobs may be eliminated in proposals brought to the table. Fourth job title/role at Planned Parenthood since beginning in 2012.

Co-Chair, Montana Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (2017-present). Building a leadership pipeline for the next generation of candidates and legislators.

Appointee, Advisory Panel on Outreach and Education, US Department of Health & Human Services. (2015-16). Representing and advocating for Montana’s unique challenges in accessing health care, addressing health disparities  Advising federal agencies on strategies to improve health outcomes.

Young Leaders Advisory Council, Planned Parenthood Federation of America. (2013-14). Bringing young voices to the table. Lifting as we climb. Forever bound to fearless leader-advocates across the U.S.

Member, Steering Committee, Montana Women’s Policy and Leadership Institute. (2014). Programmatic guidance. Ensuring diversity of voices.

Golden Merit Awardee, MSU-Billings, Class of 2011. Highest honor for a graduating class. Excellence in scholarship, leadership and service. Outstanding Senior Award for College of Liberal Arts. Citizenship Award for Environmental Studies. Cum laude.

How I Want to Participate in PowerHouse

As I have reviewed the profiles of PowerHouses across Montana, I have decided I want to meet every single one of you. Your unique skills, talents, and insights can only help me grow. I want to start in Billings, my home of 34 years at the time of this writing, and branch out across the state. I love Montana and I love our people. Although my profile may suggest extreme partisanship in politics, in fact I believe every one of us shares some core value(s) and that there is always a common ground to stand on. I enjoy finding that place where two people, coming from seemingly disparate fundamental views, CONNECT. PowerHouse Montana seems to be the perfect forum.

P.S. I am an aspiring entrepreneur. Please mentor me!

Other Information

I love people, and I love people who are PowerHouses! If you are in Billings and want to collaborate, meet someone new or ask me anything, I am more than happy to meet for food, coffee, adult beverages and walks in and around my beautiful city. Reach out at anytime!