Jenny Abel

Financial Security Outreach Program Manager
Milwaukee County

jenny.abel@wisc.edu


Financial Security Work: Jenny Abel is the Director of the Milwaukee County Extension office through UW-Madison’s Division of Extension. Prior to assuming this role in January 2019, Jenny worked for more than 18 years in the Arlington office of Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) leading financial, nutrition, and energy conservation education programs. While with VCE she co-led Extension’ national participation as a cohort in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Your Money, Your Goals program. Jenny holds an Accredited Financial Counselor designation. One of her major interests is recruiting and training volunteers in all of Extension’s program areas in order to leverage the impact that Extension has in the community.