EVP, Media Director
Explorer Of Media, Beaches, Skiing And Yoga
Jen has worked in media for 25+ years both on the agency side and sales side of the business. Upon graduating from Denison University, Jen began her journey in media at Leo Burnett where she supervised media teams on United Airlines and P&G before crossing over to print media sales. After a 10-year run in sales management with some top publishing firms including Time Inc. and Conde Nast, she returned to her roots in the media planning and buying world at GRP Media in 2002. At GRP Media, Jen has led clients small and large, bringing strategic leadership to brands and businesses such as American Girl, Abercrombie & Kent, Grant Thornton LLP, redbox, New Chapter, Invesco and PowerShares.
Jen is married to Guy Lay, founder of GRP Media, and has two grown children and a chocolate lab. As an empty-nester during the academic year, whenever she is not landlocked in Chicago, Jen enjoys traveling to her favorite beach destination, going on a yoga retreat or skiing in the Colorado Rockies.