Jill Farrell of Leawood, Kansas, is a 1987 Hastings College graduate and vice president of client relationship management with American Century Investments, a global asset management firm focused on delivering investment results and building long-term client relationships with institutions, consultants and individual investors. The firm distributes more than 40 percent of its dividends to the Stowers Institute for Medical Research, a non-profit, world-class biomedical research organization dedicated to uncovering the causes, treatments and prevention of genetically-based diseases like cancer.
Born and raised in Hastings, Farrell has cultivated a lifelong relationship with Hastings College, graduating magna cum laude with her bachelor’s degree in communication arts and English. She received her Master of Arts degree in communication from the University of Arkansas and holds four securities licenses.
Farrell previously worked for Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California, as a film/TV publicist and for the University of Arkansas as an adjunct professor. A frequent industry speaker, Farrell received American Century’s Integrity Award. She serves on the board of directors and the PR/Marketing Committee for Rose Brooks Center, a leader in domestic violence programs, support and shelter, and is a community volunteer.
In her spare time, Farrell enjoys travel, tennis, reading and movies.
Farrell was elected to the Hastings College Board of Trustees in 2021.