Episode 172. Jackie Ford – Former CEO, Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana (2015-2020)
Driven by conscience and seeing challenges as possibilities drive Jackie Ford as she leads the Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana.
Tennessee-native Jackie brings over 25 years of non-profit experience to the Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana. Previously, Jackie served as the executive director of Literacy Volunteers of America in Connecticut for 10 years.
In 1988, she began her career with the Girl Scouts as director of membership and marketing in southwest Connecticut and moved on to COO in 2002. A few years later, Jackie was named CEO for the Girl Scout Council of Savannah, Georgia, and moved on to Girl Scouts Services Officer in historical Georgia.
Jackie was then elected as COO for Girl Scouts of North East Ohio in 2012, where she was responsible for all operations. In 2015, she came to The Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana, where she was named CEO. In this position, she helps provide strategic direction and leadership.
She has two sons, Sean and Ryan, who live in the metro New York area.