Jenny Krusoe serves as the founding executive director of AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles, the ocean research and innovation institute which broke ground in 2017. She previously served as AltaSea’s chief finance and operating officer.
A California native based in San Pedro, Jenny Krusoe is a seasoned high-performance nonprofit leader and development expert with a passion for community-building efforts, especially in Southern California. She is also a former motion picture executive and a longtime leader in the Los Angeles NGO and philanthropic community.
Over the course of her career, Jenny has raised more than $350 million in foundation, corporate and government grants. She is skilled at stabilizing and restoring financial viability to a wide array of clients across many sectors including arts organizations, charter schools, human-service agencies and environmental organizations. She is a recipient of the Spirit of Los Angeles Award, one of the city’s highest mayoral honors.
Jenny’s nonprofit work is heavily influenced and inspired by her father, renowned philosopher Richard Cornuelle, and her inspirational “true north” quote "Vision without execution is hallucination." by Thomas Edison continues to inform her work.
Our oceans are a source of life, sustenance, and abundance, but they face an ever-increasing myriad of issues such as over-fishing, pollution, acidification, rising waters, ghost nets, and more. As a main source of life on earth, the ocean feeds billions and acts as an important regulator for our climate.