Jen McClure is one of the original authorities on digital and social media. More than a decade ago, she anticipated the significant impact that these technologies would have on business, media, culture and society. This led her to cofound the Society for New Communications Research in 2005, a think tank focused on these technologies, which merged with The Conference Board in 2016. She now serves as a Program Director and Advisory Board Chair for The Conference Board. 

Ms. McClure is Managing Director of Consultants Collective, a network of management consultants and CEO of JEM Consulting & Advisory Services, a Silicon Valley-based consultancy dedicated to helping organizations gain competitive advantage through the use of digital and social media. Services include: digital transformation, strategy development, digital and social media audits and maturity assessments, digital due diligence for M&A, social selling and employee advocacy program development. 

Prior to founding JEM, Ms. McClure was VP of Digital & Social Media at Thomson Reuters, where she founded the company's Digital Center of Excellence and oversaw digital strategy, enablement and governance for web, mobile, social media, online communities and search. 

Prior to that, she was Chief Marketing Officer of Redwood Collaborative Media, Managing Director of Albrycht McClure & Partners, and held marketing, public relations and financial management roles at Ziff Davis and Ketchum Public Relations.

She is on the Board of Directors of the Observer Publishing Company and Justice Gap. She also serves as an adviser to early stage start-ups. She was on the Customer Advisory Boards of Adobe and Nexgate/Proofpoint, the Social Media Advisory Council of the UN's Population Fund in 2011 and was an Advisory Board member of the Future Arts & Media Node of the Millennium Project from 2009-2010.

Ms. McClure received her Bachelor’s degree from Sarah Lawrence College, and her Master’s degree from Stanford University.


Jen McClure

Managing Director | Consultants Collective 

CEO | JEM Consulting & Advisory Services

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Palo Alto, CA


digital strategy, enablement, governance, digital transformation, social media, digital due diligence, leadership, social selling, employee advocacy, board work