Jennifer W. Pegher, MA

Jennifer W. Pegher Jennifer W. Pegher, MA, was named executive director of the Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI) in October 2018. She is AACI’s second executive director in its 19-year history, succeeding its founding executive director, Barbara Duffy Stewart. 

Ms. Pegher joined AACI in 2012 as AACI’s Government Relations Manager, overseeing AACI’s legislative portfolio. In 2015, she was named Director of Government Relations, and in 2018, Deputy Director. Before joining AACI, Ms. Pegher served as Executive Director of the Western Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation. Prior to that she worked in Washington, DC, for former Congressman Philip S. English of Pennsylvania and the National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions (formerly the National Association of Federal Credit Unions). 

Ms. Pegher earned her Master of Arts degree in Government at the Johns Hopkins University and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown.