Jennifer McFarren serves as the Deputy Foundation Manager of the Gulf Power Foundation and as a Senior Community Relations Specialist for Gulf Power. In these roles, she is responsible for strategic, impactful giving and aligned engagement in building, supporting and sustaining vibrant and prosperous communities throughout Northwest Florida. Prior to joining the Gulf Power team, Jennifer served as the Director of Workforce Development for FloridaWEST Economic Development Alliance and the Program Manager for Leadership Pensacola.
In 2012, she 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. Most recently, she completed Leadership Florida’s Connect Florida Institute for the state’s top leaders under the age of 40 and was named Business Woman of the Year by the Junior League of Pensacola.
Her deep passion for the community is evidenced by her long-term involvement as a Big Sister & board member with Big Brothers, Big Sisters, an executive board member with MANNA Food Pantry and as Immediate Past-President of the board of directors for United Ministries. In her professional role, she also serves on the Florida Chamber’s Business Alliance for Early Learning, the United Way of Florida’s ALICE (asset limited, income constrained, but employed) steering committee and the chair of the Operational Support Team for Achieve Escambia.