Jessica Landacre is the Executive Director of Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO), a worldwide trade association representing companies and individuals in all industries who own or are interested in intellectual property rights. Ms. Landacre brings a unique perspective to the position as the first woman and MBA graduate to serve as Executive Director in the association’s 48-year history. With more than two decades of experience at IPO, she has demonstrated leadership and expertise in association management resulting in expansive membership growth and the establishment of an affiliated 501(c)3 education foundation promoting the value of intellectual property rights. She shares a vision with the Board of Directors for expanding IPO’s role in creating meaningful change for improving diversity in the profession. She is a champion of IPO’s Gender Diversity in Innovation Toolkit, which provides a roadmap for companies, universities and law firms to achieve gender parity in innovation.