Native Hope’s Jennifer Long Named “One to Watch”

Posted on: December 9, 2021

(Chamberlain, S.D.) – Editors of Chief Marketer, Event Marketer, and AdExchanger announced the 2021 Top Women in Marketing Awards during a celebration on December 8. Jennifer Long, executive director of Native Hope, was chosen “One to Watch” from hundreds of nominations. The award identifies women who exhibit outstanding promise as future leaders.

Since taking on the role of executive director in July 2019, Jen has piloted the organization to greater realize its mission to address the injustice done to Native Americans. Through storytelling and impactful programs that bring healing and inspire hope, the organization dismantles barriers. An enrolled member of the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe, Jen brings passion and meaning to the organization.

She has also proven herself a savvy content marketer who understands how to leverage modern media tools to extend the organization’s reach. In addition, she has expanded Native Hope’s reputation through strategic relationship building and partnerships. Some of these partnerships are the Red Ribbon Skirt Society and Feeding America. In addition, the Human Rights Campaign featured the organization on its website in November for Native American Month.

To build effective tribal relationships, Jen meets with Crow Creek and Lower Brule tribal leaders and others to learn what needs they have discerned and shapes the organization’s programming to try to fill those needs. “As we have seen Jen Long work, she has shown how much her heart is in Native Hope. Jen is the type of person who will go above and beyond to serve our people. Her dedication to our people through Native Hope is awesome,” said Jewel Jandreau, Lower Brule Sioux Tribe Community Health Representative and Larry Jandreau, Lower Brule Sioux Tribe Facilities and Emergency Management.

Director of Client Services Shane Kehl at DD, Native Hope’s agency, said, “I have been working with Jen for a few years, and she has been the absolute best! She epitomizes what it means to be a true leader and bleeding-edge marketer. But what really sets her apart is her desire to challenge conventional thinking, ability to get  her hands dirty when needed, and passion for enhancing her knowledge to grow the organization. Jen is one-of-a-kind, and I can’t wait to see what she accomplishes next!”


Native Hope is an outreach of St. Joseph’s Indian School.