A One-of-a-Kind Catholic Executive Certificate Program

March 9 – 13, 2022  and  July 6 – July 11, 2022

The founders of Luminary® have over 50 years of combined professional and consulting experience in the corporate, public affairs, non-profit and faith based sectors.

 

The Founders


The Founders

Jacqueline Halbig von Schleppenbach, M.A.

Jacqueline is the Founder and Principal partner of Sovereign Global Solutions, LLC (SGS). She has nearly thirty years of professional experience in government relations, public policy, public relations, management and business development.

Jennifer A Gutierrez, M.A.

Jennifer Gutierrez is President of JAG Consulting, Inc. She is a Catholic business consultant with 25 years of consulting experience in the corporate, non-profit, faith-based, and public sectors.

Jacqueline Halbig von Schleppenbach, M.A.

Jacqueline is the Founder and Principal partner of Sovereign Global Solutions, LLC (SGS). She has nearly thirty years of professional experience in government relations, public policy, public relations, management and business development.

Jennifer A Gutierrez, M.A.

Jennifer Gutierrez is President of JAG Consulting, Inc. She is a Catholic business consultant with 25 years of consulting experience in the corporate, non-profit, faith-based, and public sectors.

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Jacqueline’s strengths include relationship development, management, public policy, government relations, communications, public relations, business development, and working with the Catholic Church.

Jacqueline brings nearly 30 years of experience in government relations, public policy, communications, and management to her clients. She has served in senior executive positions at the White House, the U.S. Department of Labor, the Office of the Governor for the Commonwealth of Virginia, and other high-profile positions, including Senior Policy Advisor and Director of External Relations for the Office of Public Health and Science at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

In 2009 Jacqueline launched a consultancy offering services to corporate, federal, and international clients in healthcare, public health, foreign policy, education. 

In addition to these clients, Jacqueline also serves Catholic and faith-based organizations including the Catholic Association, Concerned Women for America, the Anglosphere Society and Americans United for Life. 

She is a founder and active member of the Board of the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast, Executive Director of the International Catholic Legislators Network- Western Hemisphere, and a member of the Catholic Advisory Board for the Museum of the Bible. She is also a member of Regnum Christi and a founding member of an apostolate for married couples called Cana Uncorked. 

Jacqueline received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and an M.A. in Statecraft and International Affairs from the Institute of World Politics in Washington, D.C.

 

 

President of  JAG Consulting, Jennifer is a partner to Catholic dioceses, apostolates and institutions seeking to re-imagine their futures and increase their impacts through informed research, planning and strategy.

Quality. Invaluable. Inspiring. Used time and again to describe her work, these client comments describe 25 years of results-driven consulting experience in the corporate, faith-based, non-profit, and public sectors.

A change-maker at heart, Jennifer’s regional and national client base includes the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Archdiocese of Omaha, and other Catholic dioceses, schools, foundations and pro-life organizations across the country. She devotes her apostolate to faithfully strengthening the institutions that draw our nation’s Catholic faithful closer to Christ. 

Before she dedicated her counsel to serving Catholic entities, Jennifer led clients including US Bank, United Way, the National Guard, the State of Nebraska, and many others in strategic planning and communications. Her thoughtful and efficient approach has resulted in customer and revenue growth, inclusive board and staff engagement, and a realignment of her clients’ goals with their missions. 

Early in her career, Jennifer was a lead advocate for the nation of Guatemala, attracting greater investment and tourism to a country recovering from civil war. As the head of public relations efforts for the Guatemalan Development Foundation (FUNDESA) in Guatemala City, she worked directly with the U.S. Embassy and the Associated Press to change the conversation, resulting in delegation visits from U.S. congressmen still active in international policy today.

Jacqueline has worked with several non-profit organizations as a lobbyist, spokesperson, researcher and writer. Her extensive experience combined with trusted relationships domestically and internationally, including with important decision makers in Congress and the Trump administration, allows her to design and execute winning strategies in order to achieve her client’s success.

A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Jennifer holds bachelor’s degrees in journalism and Spanish, and a master’s in political science with a specialization in international relations and human rights. She was a governor appointee to the Nebraska Commission on the Status of Women, and a mayoral appointee to the Lincoln Lancaster County Women’s Commission. She has served on numerous non-profit boards. Jennifer was recently named by the Lincoln Journal Star for the third time as one of 30 of the Most Influential Women in her city.

Jacqueline has worked with several non-profit organizations as a lobbyist, spokesperson, researcher and writer. Her extensive experience combined with trusted relationships domestically and internationally, including with important decision makers in Congress and the Trump administration, allows her to design and execute winning strategies in order to achieve her client’s success.

Jacqueline’s strengths include relationship development, management, public policy, government relations, communications, public relations, business development, and working with the Catholic Church.

Jacqueline brings nearly 30 years of experience in government relations, public policy, communications, and management to her clients. She has served in senior executive positions at the White House, the U.S. Department of Labor, the Office of the Governor for the Commonwealth of Virginia, and other high-profile positions, including Senior Policy Advisor and Director of External Relations for the Office of Public Health and Science at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

In 2009 Jacqueline launched a consultancy offering services to corporate, federal, and international clients in healthcare, public health, foreign policy, education. 

In addition to these clients, Jacqueline also serves Catholic and faith-based organizations including the Catholic Association, Concerned Women for America, the Anglosphere Society and Americans United for Life. 

She is a founder and active member of the Board of the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast, Executive Director of the International Catholic Legislators Network- Western Hemisphere, and a member of the Catholic Advisory Board for the Museum of the Bible. She is also a member of Regnum Christi and a founding member of an apostolate for married couples called Cana Uncorked. 

Jacqueline received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and an M.A. in Statecraft and International Affairs from the Institute of World Politics in Washington, D.C.

A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Jennifer holds bachelor’s degrees in journalism and Spanish, and a master’s in political science with a specialization in international relations and human rights. She was a governor appointee to the Nebraska Commission on the Status of Women, and a mayoral appointee to the Lincoln Lancaster County Women’s Commission. She has served on numerous non-profit boards. Jennifer was recently named by the Lincoln Journal Star for the third time as one of 30 of the Most Influential Women in her city.

President of  JAG Consulting, Jennifer is a partner to Catholic dioceses, apostolates and institutions seeking to re-imagine their futures and increase their impacts through informed research, planning and strategy.

Quality. Invaluable. Inspiring. Used time and again to describe her work, these client comments describe 25 years of results-driven consulting experience in the corporate, faith-based, non-profit, and public sectors.

A change-maker at heart, Jennifer’s regional and national client base includes the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Archdiocese of Omaha, and other Catholic dioceses, schools, foundations and pro-life organizations across the country. She devotes her apostolate to faithfully strengthening the institutions that draw our nation’s Catholic faithful closer to Christ. 

Before she dedicated her counsel to serving Catholic entities, Jennifer led clients including US Bank, United Way, the National Guard, the State of Nebraska, and many others in strategic planning and communications. Her thoughtful and efficient approach has resulted in customer and revenue growth, inclusive board and staff engagement, and a realignment of her clients’ goals with their missions. 

Early in her career, Jennifer was a lead advocate for the nation of Guatemala, attracting greater investment and tourism to a country recovering from civil war. As the head of public relations efforts for the Guatemalan Development Foundation (FUNDESA) in Guatemala City, she worked directly with the U.S. Embassy and the Associated Press to change the conversation, resulting in delegation visits from U.S. congressmen still active in international policy today.

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Certificate Program Dates:
March 9 – 13, 2022  and 
July 6 – July 11, 2022

Enrollment Deadlines:
March Session: March 3, 2022
July Session: July 1, 2022

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