About Jennifer Bagwell
“Mahalo – Thank you for taking the time to get to know me.”
From the beautiful island of Oahu, Jennifer was raised in a rich melting pot of cultures. She grew up on Hickam/Pearl Harbor Military Base, where she worked and volunteered.
While completing her last year of college at Hawaii Pacific University, she and the team conducted community assessment needs of the military families that allowed the team to provide community outreach, research, and service to the families of Schofield Barracks military base.
Through her work she received top honors of resilience from the command of Schofield Barracks and Hawaii Pacific University. She worked on various early virtual platforms during college, and it was during that time she found she had a passion for community service, project and volunteer management, digital community development and marketing.
When Jennifer isn’t attending a webinar or training, she enjoys a simple board game of Catan or Ticket to Ride with her family.
Current Community, Team, & Leadership Roles:
Battle of The Business founder. An initiative that brought in more than 3200 non-perishable food items and was adopted by the local government. In exchange for bringing food for local food pantries, businesses competed for a $100 donation to a charity of their choice.
Jennifer has always been a passionate community service volunteer, from “building bridges” cultural diversity community events to helping coordinate new educational community enrichment project to districts of over 18,000 students. She extends her giving to nonprofit organizations by providing free IT, website, marketing, and digital social media profile frame design, which have over 25 million impressions and uses.
Optimist Day was established by Optimist International back in 2013. As Director of Digital Marketing and Media with Optimist International, Jennifer campaigned and networked to bring Optimist Day to the public. Since the adoption of the day as a National Day, It has since been added to multiple digital and print calendars to be celebrated by millions worldwide each year.
Working with four of the largest community service organizations, Jennifer was a key team member of the project. With team members from each organization, together they launched the new Celebrate Community, which was one of the largest collaborative community service global initiatives.
2018 Mayors Ball
Mayors from Hazelwood, Florissant, Ferguson, and Spanish Lake gather.
Chamber and City Ribbon Cutting
Supporting the first black women owner of Chick Fil A in Florissant MO
Volunteers for a safer and brighter future.
Preserving and resorting History
Ferguson Landmarks Commission enriching the community and preserving history.
Completed Certification & Webinar Training
While Jennifer has obtained many certifications over the years, she believes in establishing her own CEU – “It is always good to refresh your knowledge and gain new skills. If you are not pushing yourself and taking one marketing training session a year, you will fall behind and that is a disservice to your profession.”
Measure and Analyze Community Success Earned
Engage and Moderate a Community Earned
Make Strategic Content Decisions for a Community Earned
Develop Community Strategies and Processes Earned
Define and Establish a Community Earned