Zena Lum joined LOIS L. LINDAUER SEARCHES (LLLS) in 2011, bringing with her over 17 years of development experience. Zena started her nonprofit career at the New England Aquarium as an assistant to the Director of Development. Over the course of the next six years, she was promoted several times, and was eventually recruited by Boston’s Museum of Science.
Other positions followed with Jumpstart, a national early education organization, and WGBH, Boston’s public broadcasting affiliate and a national producer of programs for both PBS and NPR. Before joining LLLS, she served as the inaugural Director of Institutional Advancement for Boston Public Schools.
Zena's placements include the top development leaders for the Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestra; Cincinnati Museum Center; and the League of American Orchestras. Zena has closed multiple searches with Colby College, including their Director of Museum Development, as well as with Jacob’s Pillow where, after successfully completing a Director of Development search, she was invited back to conduct a search for the Pillow’s General Manager. She has also completed a combined twelve searches for Harvard Business School, Harvard Law School and Harvard Medical School.
Zena is an alumna of LeadBoston, and a board member of Women in Development, co-chairing WID’s Governance and Nominating Committee as well as serving as a member of the Program Committee. Zena holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Georgetown University.
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