Zena Lum

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Zena Lum

Zena Lum joined LOIS L. LINDAUER SEARCHES (LLLS) in 2011, bringing with her over 17 years of nonprofit and development experienceZena started her nonprofit career and spent seven years at the New England Aquarium in successive roles, 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 in 2011, Zena served as the inaugural Director of Institutional Advancement for Boston Public Schools, including management of all state and federal funding opportunities, coordination with other city agencies, and engagement with external partners. Zena’s placements include top nonprofit and development leaders for Jacob’s Pillow, 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. 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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