Jessica Ashleigh Pomeroy is an experienced development professional and theater producer based in New York City. She holds a BFA in Directing and Producing from The New School for Performing Arts, and an MA in Arts Administration from Columbia University, where her thesis research focused on the benefits of the arts for society at large, and the importance of diversity and anti-racism in the performing arts.
Before joining Gibney’s team, Jessica sharpened her fundraising skills as the Development Director at HERE Arts Center. There, she planned and implemented dynamic fundraising campaigns, developed meaningful relationships with individual and institutional funders, and led the charge on a number of successful cultivation and fundraising events including the annual gala. Prior to that, she honed her individual giving knowledge as Membership Manager for the PROTOTYPE opera festival, where she oversaw the festival’s entire individual giving and membership program.
Prior to her work in development, Jessica founded and worked as Co-Artistic Director of HERE WE GO LLC, where she produced, marketed and raised funds for a number of site-specific theater festivals throughout NYC. Jessica also has a wide breadth of experience in the industry as a musical theater performer, theater director, teaching artist and education program coordinator.
All of Jessica’s knowledge and experience in different facets of the performing arts have led her to where she is now. Her work is characterized by a profound understanding and deep passion for the positive impact that the arts can have on communities. Today, she aims to find innovative, inspirational ways to secure vital funds for forward-thinking performance work centered on social impact.