Jessica Tombs, Board Member
Jessica is the Director of Finance and Administration at the Tinker Foundation since 2008. She was formerly the owner of Business Needs Company which she established in 1983. Her clients represented a range of industries in the public and private sectors. For more than 20 years she was a business consultant, providing services in accounting and application training, while working closely with her client’s accounting firms. She is a registered Microsoft Partner who is certified to install and support Microsoft Business Solutions software. Other professional experiences include: Great Scott Advertising, Vice President, Operation & Personnel; Cultural Council Foundation, Director for Program Services; New York Council for the Humanities, Controller; New York State Council on the Arts, Director of Service Organizations, and Saratoga Arts Workshop, Executive Director.
She graduated from the State University of New York at Binghamton with a Masters in Business Administration with a concentration in Not-for-Profit Management; and a Bachelor of Science in Fine Arts from Skidmore College. Her accounting knowledge and strong communication skills have been a crucial combination for successfully addressing the needs of organizations and clients. In addition, she enjoys ballroom dancing and has performed as a standup comedian in a number of venues in New York City.