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 a community assessment of the needs of military families which 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 for 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 that 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:

Community Initiatives

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 to local food pantries, businesses competed for a $100 donation to a charity of their choice.

Community Leadership

Jennifer has always been a passionate community service volunteer, from “building bridges” cultural diversity community events to helping coordinate new educational community enrichment projects for 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 has over 25 million impressions and uses.

Optimist Day

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.

Celebrate Community

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.

Community Snapshots

2018 Mayors Ball

Mayors from Hazelwood, Florissant, Ferguson, and Spanish Lake gathered.

Chamber and City Ribbon Cutting

Supporting the first black woman owner of Chick-fil-A in Florissant, Missouri

Youth Leadership

Volunteers for a safer and brighter future.

Preserving and resorting History

Ferguson Landmarks Commission enriches the community and preserves 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.”

  • Facebook Blueprint – Training & Certifications

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