Zena Lum

Senior Consultant

Zena Lum

Zena Lum joined LOIS L. LINDAUER SEARCHES (LLLS) in 2011, bringing with her more than 17 years of nonprofit and development experience. Zena started her nonprofit experience at the New England Aquarium where she served in successive roles over seven years, before being 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 in 2011, Zena served as the inaugural Director of Institutional Advancement for Boston Public Schools, managing foundation, corporate, state, and federal funding opportunities, coordinating with other city agencies, and engaging with external partners. Now approaching eight years with LLLS, her notable placements include multiple roles with Colby College, Emerson College, and a combined twelve searches for Harvard Business School, Harvard Law School and Harvard Medical School. In addition to her track record in higher education, Zena has also successfully filled key development roles in Arts & Culture, Health Care, and Advocacy sectors.

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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