In case you missed it, Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara’s (GIGSB) Board of Directors has hired women’s leadership advocate and policy expert Jennifer Faust (she/her/elle/ella) as the organization’s next CEO. Faust will begin the role on January 3, 2022, after a thoughtful transition this fall for her and her family relocating from Los Angeles. Tom Blabey, Girls Inc.’s interim Executive Director and COO will continue to lead the organization and serve as primary contact through the end of 2021.
She brings to Girls Inc. an impressive mix of 25 years of strategic leadership, systems change management, and fundraising (major gifts), as well as policy expertise and passionate advocacy for gender equity and women in leadership. Her background in DEI, program development, and team building will help advance strategic initiatives the organization has launched in these areas in 2021.