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Gateway Council CEO among Women of Influence honorees


Girl Scouts of Gateway Council is pleased to announce that CEO Mary Anne Jacobs has been selected as a Jacksonville Business Journal 2016 Women of Influence winner.

The award recognizes the women who have helped shaped Jacksonville’s business community and the region overall. Mary Anne is one of 25 winners, selected from a record number of nominees.

As CEO of Gateway Council, Mary Anne has established a sound financial position for the organization and implemented a culture of accountability and action from both staff and volunteers. Under her leadership, Gateway Council operated with a positive budget variance for the first time in nearly five years and experienced a 2 percent increase in girl membership. Mary Anne has also led the council through a major software conversion, an improved volunteer engagement initiative and a staff and volunteer restructuring.

Mary Anne will be honored alongside women from diverse professional backgrounds.

The Jacksonville Business Journal will host the 2016 Women of Influence Awards on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., at the Renaissance World Golf Village Resort in St. Augustine. Tickets to the event are available at