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Katharine Jensen's Leadership
Ms. Jensen is the Head of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Executive Director of the Vertex Foundation. In this role, Ms. Jensen leads all aspects of Vertex’s global CSR efforts including our 10-year, $500 million corporate giving commitment.
Ms. Jensen joined Vertex in 2018 from AbbVie where she led global CSR strategy, reporting, and stakeholder engagement. During her 10 years with AbbVie and Abbott Laboratories she created award-winning environmental, philanthropic, and community initiatives. Prior to Abbott, Ms. Jensen worked in the corporate responsibility practice at APCO Worldwide where she advised Fortune 100 companies.
Ms. Jensen received her BA from Boston College and her MBA from University College Dublin Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School.