Project Description

The Board of Directors of American Bible Society today introduced Dr. Jennifer Holloran as the new President and CEO, and first female leader in the global nonprofit’s 207-year history. This placement concludes a more than yearlong search process by the Board’s Presidential Search Committee.  CarterBaldwin Executive Search, led by Partner Andrea McDaniel Smith, provided key support to the Board throughout the process.

Holloran joins ABS after 22 years at Wycliffe Bible Translators USA. As Wycliffe’s Chief Operating Officer, Holloran oversaw global operations including field partnerships, church engagement, finances, human resources, marketing and communications, development, and technology. She also served as Wycliffe USA’s Chief Human Resources Officer and served on the boards of numerous organizations working to expand access to and engagement with the Bible, including Missio Nexus, Mission Aviation Fellowship USA, and Partners International.

“Jennifer is an exceptional leader whose strategic vision and steadfast commitment to Wycliffe’s vision and mission have significantly shaped our organization,” said Dr. John Chesnut, President and CEO of Wycliffe Bible Translators USA. “Her innovative approach and ability to connect well with our global team and partner organizations have made a profound impact on the efforts of Bible translation, and we look forward to working with the American Bible Society under her capable leadership.”

Holloran earned her PhD in strategic leadership from Regent University and an MBA and BA from the University of Central Florida.

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About American Bible Society Since 1816, American Bible Society has worked to make the Bible available to every person in a language and format each can understand and afford, so all people may experience its life-changing message. One of the nation’s first and most enduring ministries, today’s American Bible Society provides resources across a variety of platforms, enabling first-time readers and seasoned theologians alike to engage with the best-selling book of all time.