The National Women’s History Museum Welcomes Beth Renner and Jessica Tillyer to Its Board of Directors

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Alexandria, VA—Today, the National Women’s History Museum (NWHM) announced the addition of two new members to its Board of Directors: Beth Renner, national director for Wells Fargo Philanthropic Services within The Private Bank, and Jessica Tillyer, chief brand and experience officer at re—inc.

“We are excited to have Beth and Jessica join our Board of Directors,” said NWHM Board Chair Susan Whiting. “They are incredible advocates for women’s representation, and our Museum will benefit from their extensive experience as we continue our mission to educate both digitally and through exhibits and programs.”

  • Beth Renner serves as the national director for Wells Fargo Philanthropic Services within The Private Bank.  As a senior business unit leader, she provides strategic direction, functional oversight, and leadership to the Wells Fargo National Philanthropic Business. She leads a group of 110 specialists who manage more than $26 Billion in philanthropic assets.   

    Renner has more than 29 years of experience in the financial services industry. She holds the Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP®) designation and has earned her CFA Investment Foundation Certificate.  She is often quoted in media outlets such as Associated Press, Barron’s, Financial Times, Yahoo! Finance, and others.

    Renner is the past National Council Member of the Women's Philanthropy Institute, Lilly School of Philanthropy Indiana University, and past national chair for the American Red Cross – Tiffany Circle National Council, one of the most successful women’s giving groups in the United States.

    She is active in the broader community as a volunteer, philanthropist, and board member for various organizations, including the YWCA, United Way, Optimist International, March of Dimes, and the Fargo Moorhead Area Foundation.
  • Jessica Tillyer is chief brand and experience officer at re—inc, a lifestyle brand built to reimagine the status quo. The brand was founded by Megan Rapinoe, Christen Press, Tobin Heath, and Meghan Klingenberg, four champions and equity-fighters from the USWNT. Recently, she led a collaboration with Michelle Obama's organization, When We All Vote, to help recruit young voters to get registered and get active.

    As managing creative director and then principal at SYPartners, Tillyer led the growth of the design practice and transformative projects with clients such as Eileen Fisher, Brightloom, Garance Dore, Deepak Chopra, Bloomberg, IBM, American Express, and AARP. In her experience as a manager, she created new methods and practices to build a diverse and equitable design team.

    Prior to SYPartners, Tillyer was a founding member of the design studio Son&Sons and helped launch Simple PR, a digital startup for small business owners. She has contributed to and led workshops with Fast Company, Yale School of Management, New York Design Week, How Design Festival, and Women in Innovation.

The National Women’s History Museum Board of Directors provides leadership for delivering on NWHM’s mission to amplify women’s impact by uncovering, interpreting, and celebrating women’s diverse contributions to society. For a complete list of the NWHM Board of Directors, please visit

About the National Women's History Museum
Founded in 1996, the National Women’s History Museum (NWHM) is an innovative online museum dedicated to uncovering, interpreting, and celebrating women’s diverse contributions to society. A renowned leader in women’s history education, the Museum brings to life the countless untold stories of women throughout history, and serves as a space for all to inspire, experience, collaborate, and amplify women’s impact—past, present, and future. We strive to fundamentally change the way women and girls see their potential and power.

The NWHM fills in major omissions of women in history books and K-12 education, providing scholarly content and educational programming for teachers, students, and parents. We reach more than four million visitors each year through our online content and education programming and, in early 2023, we will mount our first physical exhibit at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in downtown Washington, D.C. The Museum is a nonpartisan, nonprofit 501(c)3. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and visit us at