Jenni Autry named Managing Director of Eventing
- July 17, 2019
- By Staff Writers
KENNETT SQUARE, Pa.--Jenni Autry 0f Kennett Square has been appointed as Managing Director of Eventing, taking over from Joanie Morris.
Autry will relocate to Lexington, Ky., and will take over the role formally on Aug. 10, but she will start transitioning into the role on July 15.
Autry is well known in the eventing world through her role as managing editor of Eventing Nation.
Autry will cease all journalist responsibilities with immediate effect and will also cease her freelance roles with other organizations and individuals.
“We are very excited to welcome Jenni to the eventing Managing Director role and very conscious of what a huge role she will be taking on,” said Will Connell, US Equestrian’s Director of Sport. “Jenni will thus need, and receive, a great deal of support as she establishes herself in this role."
"The process of identifying the Managing Director has included three rounds of interviews that have allowed a wide range of stakeholders to pose questions to applicants," said Connell. "Often wrongly perceived as being solely about the senior eventing team and Elite Program, the Managing Director has to lead in a wide plethora of areas, as well as develop effective working relationships with a large number of stakeholders within and outside the USEF."