Jennifer Russell joined the Innovation Center in October 2017 as the Accountant/Grant Accountant. As the accountant for the IC, Jennifer develops budget projections, monitors budgets, manages grant spending and expenses, reconciles accounts, coordinates payroll related to employee funding sources, and is responsible for purchasing and invoicing for the department. She also assists Innovation Center clients with such activities as accounting, purchasing and shipping services.
Prior to joining the Innovation Center, Jennifer worked in the Grants Accounting department at Ohio University. In this role, her responsibilities included setting up grants in the grants accounting system for all departments across campus as well as monitoring spending of grant funds and invoicing customers. Jennifer has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from Michigan State University and a Master of Business Administration degree in Accounting Information Systems from Michigan State University.