Jill Gardner is a fifth-generation Laird Norton family member who began serving as the Family President in 2021. Jill is chair of the Family Council Committee and oversees communications for the 500-member family. She manages the development and execution of family programs and annual shareholder events. In addition, Jill has been the board president of the Medina Foundation, a member of the ad hoc Long Range Planning Committee, and the editor of the Laird Norton Family journal, Woodstock.
Jill graduated from Pacific Lutheran University with an English/Publishing and Printing Arts major. She and her husband, Doug, live in University Place, Washington. Jill’s favorite hobby is visiting her four grown children and their spouses, who all currently live in California.