|Jody Skenderian CEO Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast|
The Board of Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast (GSCCC) today announced Jody Skenderian as the council’s permanent CEO. Skenderian previously held the position of Chief Development Officer for GSCCC prior to becoming the council’s interim CEO in October 2016.
Skenderian, a Girl Scout alumnae and mother of a Girl Scout Cadette, has led business development teams for over two decades including as Director of Community Relations for the University of Phoenix Southern California Campus where she led strategy and implementation of recruitment, in addition to, alumni, community and faculty engagement.
She has also held adjunct teaching positions both online and on-campus for local colleges and universities including Santa Barbara City College and Ventura College. She has served on two Ventura County non-profit boards, and served a two-year term for the Ventura County Board of Supervisors Women’s Economic Roundtable as the inaugural Chair. Additional business development roles include tenure at ValueClick (now Conversant), Addison Wesley Longman (now Pearson), Winthrop Resources (now TCF Equipment Finance), and most recently at Ventura start-up FreshRealm.
Skenderian holds an M.A. in Political Science from San Francisco State University and a B.A. from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California. She is also a member of the American Association of University Women and is a recent graduate of the Ventura County Leadership Academy.