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Jillian Olinger

Director of Community Life, Great Lakes

Jillian Olinger serves as director of Community Life for the Great Lakes region, a position she has held since 2022. Jillian supports sites across Michigan and Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky and works collaboratively with TCB’s real estate development, property management and fund development teams.

Previously, Jillian served as chief mission officer for YWCA Columbus, where she oversaw internal and external mission alignment and provided strategic leadership for the agency’s programs, grants and public policy portfolio. Prior to that, Jillian held various roles including director of housing and civic engagement for the Kirwan Institute at The Ohio State University.

Jillian holds master’s degrees in city and regional planning and public policy and management from Ohio State University. She also holds bachelor’s degrees in economics and sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. In addition, Jillian serves as a commissioner for the Columbus Women’s Commission, where she co-chairs the housing committee. She is also a member of MBA’s Convergence Columbus’ Black homeownership initiative and the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland’s Community Advisory Council.