Jennifer Foil


Senior Research Specialist
Phone: (815) 753-1765

Jennifer Foil is a Senior Research Specialist who joined CGS in March 2016. From 2013-2016, she worked for NIU’s Division of Information Technology assisting Cook County with Business Continuity Management. Prior to joining NIU, Jennifer worked for Ingalls Shipbuilding (formerly Northrop Grumman Ships Systems) as a Systems Engineer. She has a Ph.D. in International Development from the University of Southern Mississippi; and a Master of Science in Systems Engineering Management from the Naval Postgraduate School.

At CGS, Jennifer's area of responsibility is workforce development. She currently staffs the Illinois Workforce Innovation Board’s Apprenticeship Committee and the Governor’s Cabinet on Children and Youth Apprenticeship Plus Project. According to Jennifer, the most important thing people should know about CGS is that it houses a diverse group of employees with a depth and breadth of knowledge and experience, who collaborate to better meet the needs of local, regional, and state organizations.

Jennifer describes herself as someone who is "curious, adventurous, and likes to travel." She also likes to run marathons.