Jenny Cornuelle Krusoe is the executive director of AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles. Krusoe, a California native based in San Pedro, has a national reputation as a nonprofit executive and senior advisor on organizational and program design and fund development. She is also a former motion picture executive and a longtime leader in the Los Angeles arts community.
Krusoe has been a member of the leadership team since the innovative ocean sustainability and marine science campus was first conceived.
Key milestones completed under her leadership include:
• Established AltaSea’s Advisory Cabinet and Trustee recruitment
• Negotiated AltaSea’s 50-year lease with the Port of Los Angeles
• Established AltaSea as a nonprofit corporation
• Oversaw the development of the project campus plan, designed by Gensler, the
internationally-renowned architectural firm
• Developed outreach strategies and interaction protocol with key project partners and
Over the course of her career, Jenny Krusoe has raised well over $50 million in foundation, corporate and government grants. She is skilled at stabilizing and restoring financial viability to a wide array of clients across many sectors including arts organizations, charter schools, human-service agencies and environmental organizations. Her clients included The Autry National Center, Avenue 50 Studio, Renaissance Arts Academy, Santa Cecilia Orchestra, the Los Angeles County Education Foundation and To Help Everyone Clinic.
Krusoe has also founded and led nonprofit organizations including the Arroyo Heritage Theater Company and Legacy L.A. Her previous roles in the nonprofit sector include executive director of the Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock. She was also vice president of creative development for Melwood Pictures, a subsidiary of DreamWorks.
Krusoe is the recipient of the Spirit of Los Angeles Award, one of the city’s highest mayoral honors. She is a graduate of Harvard University and completed a fellowship in nonprofit management at the Stanford University School of Business.