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Jennifer Vargen, Executive Vice President of Public Affairs

Jennifer Vargen was appointed Executive Vice President of Public Affairs for State Fund in 2013. She reports to the CEO, and COO, and serves on the executive leadership team contributing to overall enterprise strategy.

In addition, Jennifer provides direction and counsel for marketing, communications, and government affairs strategies and programs. She is also responsible for brand development, employee communications, media relations, and advertising as well as acting as the primary spokesperson for high profile issues.

Jennifer joined State Fund in 1988. In her prior positions, she has functioned as Communications Director, Employee Services Manager, Sales Manager in the San Francisco District Office, and Marketing Operations Manager. She chaired an organization-wide customer-outreach program and directed the marketing plan for the policyholder rollout of State Fund Online.

As executive sponsor, Jennifer produced the American Association of State Compensation Insurance Fund’s (AASCIF) 2015 Annual Conference. The event was hailed as one of the best leadership conferences in the industry.

Jennifer earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from San Francisco State University (SFSU).

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