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Jodie M. Grenier

Jodie M. Grenier is the Chief Executive Officer of Foundation for Women Warriors, a 100- year-old nonprofit organization that honors and empowers women veterans in their transition to civilian life. Jodie joined Foundation for Women Warriors in 2016, and in her short tenure rebranded the organization, tripled revenue, and expanded and revitalized FFWW’s programs maximizing impact to women veterans’ fiscal and family stability. Foundation for Women Warriors, under Jodie’s leadership, has transformed into California’s preeminent women veteran service agency, committed to empowering the resilience and professional development of women veterans.

Jodie was named one of the world’s 130 Women of Impact by Impact Mania in 2017, awarded San Diego Business Journal’s Businesswomen of the Year Award in 2018, received the 2019 LA Business Journal’s Woman of Influence award, and recently honored as SD Transcripts Woman of Influence, and SD Metro’s Top 40 under 40. Jodie has led a nationwide campaign inspiring the country to reconsider gender roles, veteran stereotypes, and the capabilities of women. As a leading voice on women’s and veterans’ issues, Jodie testified before the House Committee on Veteran’s Affairs on the various issues impacting the economic well-being of women veterans in 2019.

Prior to joining FFWW, Jodie was an Intelligence Advisor for the Marine Corps Battle Simulation Center in Camp Pendleton, California where she provided unit commanders, Marines and Sailors intelligence collection training in preparation for deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. She also held various roles including Force Protection and Security Analyst in Al Kut, Iraq, and Security Analyst in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Jodie began her over a decade long career in Intelligence and National Security in the United States Marine Corps serving with 1st Marine Division, G-2 military intelligence. She deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom I and II as an Intelligence Collections Analyst and Watch Chief where she provided unit commanders with real-time actionable intelligence mitigating threats to troops. Jodie was honored with the Navy Commendation, Navy Achievement, and Global War on Terrorism Service, and Iraq Campaign Medals. In 2005, Jodie was honorably discharged from active service and promoted to Staff Sergeant in 2006 in the Reserves.

Jodie is currently a 2020 Presidential Leadership Scholar, serves on the SoCalGas Community Advisory Council, California Women Veterans Leadership Council, is a member of the Carlsbad Women’s Club, Veteran of Foreign Wars, Women Marine’s Association, 100 Women Who Care Orange County, and Women Give San Diego. Jodie holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Masters in Nonprofit Leadership and Management from the University of San Diego. Jodie currently resides in Carlsbad, California.

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