Jodie M. Grenier is the Chief Executive Officer of Foundation for Women Warriors, a nearly 100-year-old nonprofit organization that works with women veterans to utilize their strength, resilience and achievements to overcome obstacles as they transition to civilian life. Jodie began her career 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 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’s military service laid the foundation for her over a decade long career in Intelligence and National Security. Jodie held various roles including; Force Protection and Security Supervisor in Al Kut, Iraq, and Security Analyst for Department of State in Kabul, Afghanistan. In her last role before making a full transition to the nonprofit sector she was an Intelligence Advisor for the Marine Corps Battle Simulation Center in Camp Pendleton, Ca where she provided unit commanders, Marines and sailors intelligence collection training in preparation for deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan.
In pursuit of her passion for philanthropy, Jodie was a founding member, Director of Development, and Vice President of the Marine Reconnaissance Foundation where she co-led the athletic ambassador program and created a unique transition program assisting the elite members of the reconnaissance community and their families.
Jodie accepted her current position as CEO of Foundation for Women Warriors in 2016, and has since used her experience and expertise, not only to expand and revitalize FFWW’s programs maximizing impact but has led a nationwide campaign inspiring the country to reconsider gender roles, veteran stereotypes and the capabilities of women. 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.
In addition to Jodie’s military commendations, in 2017, she was named one of the world’s 130 Women of Impact by Impact Mania and in 2018 was awarded San Diego Business Journal’s Business Women of the Year Award. Jodie currently serves on the 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’s degree in psychology and a Masters in Nonprofit Leadership and Management from the University of San Diego. Jodie currently resides in Carlsbad, California.