Jo Dee Catlin JacobChief Executive Officer
Jo Dee Catlin Jacob completed a 27-year career in the U.S. Navy, where she was a pioneer in the all-volunteer force. She attained the rank of Captain, and her last tour of duty was commanding officer of the naval station in
When Jo Dee joined Girl Scouts San Diego in 2001, she used her military savvy to originate Operation Thin Mint®. Through the program, San Diegans have sent nearly 2.5 million boxes of Girl Scout Cookies to deployed U.S. military troops.
Jo Dee has received numerous honors, including a national Public Relations Society of America Silver Anvil Award, a Nonprofit Leadership Fellowship to Harvard Business School, and San Diego Business Journal’s Most Admired Chief Executive Officer Award. The University of San Diego also presented Girl Scouts San Diego with the 2012 Kaleidoscope Award for Exceptional Governance.
Jo Dee is active in the 500+ member Rotary Club of San Diego, serving as President during 2012-2013. A former Brownie Girl Scout and graduate of Stanford and Pepperdine universities, she is an avid swimmer, golfer and scuba diver.
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors of Girl Scouts San Diego consists of a diverse group of 26 volunteers who are community leaders and professionals. They ensure that the Girl Scout mission is carried out in San Diego and Imperial counties. Board members are selected for their commitment to improving the lives of girls as well as their leadership, volunteer and nonprofit experience, ability to make financial contributions to Girl Scouts, professional and educational background, and knowledge of the community. They are chosen by the Board Development Committee and elected by the voting members of the Council. Board members can serve up to two three-year terms.
The role of the Board of Directors is one of governance. Their responsibilities include strategic planning, fund development, appointment of the Executive Director, financial oversight, and interaction with the community. Questions, comments, or referrals for Board of Directors or Board Development Committee can be directed to the Office of the Chief Executive Officer.
Associate Director of Development
USD School of Law, Office of Development & Alumni Relations
Vice President, Investment Manager
Blankinship & Foster, LLC
Vice President, Staffing
Directors at Large
|Regina Buckley||Beth Burns|
Assistant Director, Women's Basketball
University of Southern California
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
UnitedHealthcare Military & Veterans
Director of Organizational Effectiveness
San Diego City College
Vice President, Human Resources
Cubic Defense System
Chelsea's Light Foundation
City of San Diego
|Susan J. Luehrs|
Senior Vice President,
Southern California Regional
San Diego Unified School District
Delphi Private Advisors
Vice President, Marketing
Del Mar Pines Foundation for Education
Vecchione Plastic Surgery
|Lori M. Walton|
Director, Spay Neuter Action Project
|William V. Whelan|
Soloman Ward Seidenwurm and Smith, LLP
Chief of Police
The City of San Diego