We have two exciting events in the Savannah Area!
Learn more about them below!
All proceeds stay local to privide the Girl Scout Leadership Experience Program (GSLE)
to members of Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia.
We are pleased to announce Dr. Kristen Lear, Bat Conservationist, will be this year’s keynote speaker.
Dr. Lear is a Girl Scout alum who embodies the Girl Scout Promise and Law by making the world a better place.
Dr. Kristen Lear is a bat conservationist with over 15 years of experience protecting bats and sharing her passion with the public. She got her start in bat conservation at age 12, when she built and installed bat houses for her Girl Scout Silver Award.
Since then, she has led bat conservation, research, and outreach projects in the US, Australia, and Mexico, coordinating international teams and guiding conservation policy for endangered species. Kristen is an award-winning public speaker and science communicator and has shared her story on platforms ranging from podcasts, radio shows, the National Geographic stage, and CBS’s “Mission Unstoppable”. She regularly leads public bat walks, bat house building workshops, and bat educational kids’ activities at community events, and she enjoys connecting with audiences of all ages.
Kristen holds a BA in Zoology from Ohio Wesleyan University and a PhD in Integrative Conservation from the University of Georgia. Kristen currently leads Bat Conservation International’s Agave Restoration Initiative, a bi-national initiative to support threatened pollinating bat species and community livelihoods in the US and Mexico.
She is also a Lifetime Member of Girl Scouts, a 2018 National Geographic Explorer, and an IF/THEN Ambassador for the American Association for the Advancement of Science working to encourage girls and young women in STEM fields.
Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia is proud to announce Jenny Gentry, Executive Director of JPMorgan Chase & Co. has been selected as the 2023 recipient of the Legacy of Leadership Award. The Legacy of Leadership Award honors a woman who is a Girl Scout alum who has made a significant impact in the local community.
Jenny Gentry grew up in Atlanta but made Savannah her home after graduating from college. She joined JP Morgan Chase in May, 2019 on the Commercial Banking Team covering the Savannah area and surrounding communities.
Jenny has spent over 40 years in banking. Prior to joining JPMC Jenny served as the Market President for Ameris Bank and 36 years with Wells Fargo. The last 10 years with Wells Fargo Jenny lead the Savannah Region as the Market President. During her tenure at Wells Fargo, she also spent time as a Commercial Relationship Manager, Dealer Finance Relationship Manager, Small Business Banking Manager and various other roles. Jenny graduated from Georgia Southern University with a B.A. in Business Administration. She had the pleasure of serving on the Georgia Southern University Foundation Board from 2008 – 2018 and was the Commencement Speaker for the winter graduating class in 2008.
Jenny is a graduate of Leadership Savannah and Leadership Southeast Georgia. Jenny is active in the community serving on a number of civic and non-profit boards. She is currently the Board Chair for Goodwill Southeast Georgia and has previously served as the Board Chair of the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce, YMCA of the Coastal Empire and United Way. Jenny also serves on the Savannah Community Foundation Board as well as the Chatham Savannah Homeless Authority. Jenny was honored to be a recipient of the United Way “Woman Who Rule” award in 2017 as well as having been selected as a Savannah Tech “Community Star” in 2012.
While not in the office, Jenny spends her time traveling, jogging, and enjoying family and friends. She has completed a number of races to include 3 half marathons and a number of 10K’s.
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