FYI Blog


Avalon’s Chief Strategy Officer, Jenny Phillips, recently received a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia’s Department of Religious Studies, completing that department’s doctoral program in Theology, Ethics and Culture. Her doctoral dissertation explores the ethics of contemporary economic life, addressing concerns such as ownership and wealth, purposeful and ethical work, and responsible consumption. 

While at UVA, she also had the opportunity to design and teach an undergraduate course on ethics and economics, and she served as teaching assistant for classes on religious ethics and American religious history. All of this gives Jenny a sophisticated understanding of both ethics in practice at Avalon and many of the strategic issues that inspire our clients’ missions. Combined with her undergraduate business training and her long tenure at Avalon, she brings a unique and well-rounded skill set to her role on Avalon’s management team. Please join us in congratulating Jenny on her accomplishment!