Jennifer McFarren joined Navy Federal in October 2019 as their Manager of Corporate Social Responsibility. In this new role, Jennifer leads the national strategy for how to advance the financial health and well-being for Active Duty, veterans, their families and improve outcomes in local communities through philanthropic giving, volunteerism and community partnerships.
Prior to joining Navy Federal, Jennifer served as the Executive Director of the Gulf Power Foundation where she transformed the company’s corporate philanthropy strategy to an impact investment model. She also served as the Director of Workforce Development for FloridaWEST Economic Development Alliance and the Program Manager for Leadership Pensacola.
In 2012 Jennifer was named a Rising Star by the Independent News, and in 2014 she was selected as a national fellow for educational attainment through the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives. Jennifer has also completed Leadership Florida’s Connect Florida Institute for the state’s top leaders under the age of 40 and was named Businesswoman of the Year by the Junior League of Pensacola in 2019.
Jennifer’s deep passion for the community is evidenced by her long-term involvement serving on numerous nonprofit boards; as a Big Sister and executive committee board member with Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Northwest Florida, Achieve Escambia and United Way of Florida’s ALICE advisory committee.
Jennifer received her Bachelor’s degree in public relations from the University of West Florida and is pursuing her executive certificate in corporate citizenship from Boston College. She and her husband, Brandon, enjoy spending time training for running and triathlon races and soaking up the beautiful Gulf Coast with their boys, Grady (7) and Brooks (4).