Wavemaker Fellowship Director, Rhode Island Commerce
Jillian Butler is the Wavemaker Fellowship Director at the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation, the state’s economic development agency. Day in and day out, Jill is working to recruit & retain top-quality STEM & Design workers in the state by helping them pay off their student loan debt and providing opportunities for personal and professional development, community engagement, industry exposure and more. She loves Rhode Island, and wants these workers to love it as much as she does while they continue to grow their careers & unlock their economic potential. She is a creative and passionate program manager with a background in corporate social responsibility, and promises to leave this place better than it was when she found it.
Outside of the office, she’s an active volunteer at organizations that help both animals and humans, thoroughly enjoys eating her way through Providence, and will be happy to share her thoughts on the latest great craft beer coming out of one of RI’s breweries. Please note: if you challenge her to Harry Potter trivia, you will lose.