Jill is a visionary leader whose career has spanned the nonprofit, business, and government sectors.
She started her career working for the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in their New York offices. Following her graduate studies, she worked as an urban planner for AMPG/ETI, a boutique consulting firm in Los Angeles. In 1995, Jill moved to Israel where she served as the Foreign Media Spokesperson for then-Mayor of Jerusalem Ehud Olmert. Two years later she joined the early days of “start-up nation” focused on marketing for several high-tech companies.
Returning to L.A., Jill was Marketer-in-Residence for EastWest VentureGroup, an early-stage venture capital fund. She then spent a decade at the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, serving as the Senior Director of International Programs in charge of The Tel Aviv/Los Angeles Partnership, as well as strategic grant making, program management and evaluation.
Hoyt left the Federation for an opportunity to work at the Milken Institute as Associate Director of Development and Marketing. Jill then opened an L.A. office for the Jerusalem Foundation where she was responsible for regional programming, fundraising and development of their west coast advisory board.
Before joining ASF, Jill was the Director of Creative Community for Peace, an entertainment industry organization dedicated to promoting the arts as a bridge to peace and to countering the cultural boycott of Israel.
She holds a degree in sociology from UC San Diego and received a Masters in Urban Planning and a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Southern California. Los Angeles is currently where she calls home, but part of her heart and soul still resides in Jerusalem.