From Illinois Business Journal news services
GLEN CARBON – Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois has announced the hiring of Jill Gobert as chief development officer.
Gobert (left) has an extensive background in development and fund-raising, working at the university and college level for more than 15 years as well as spending time as a volunteer fund-raiser for many local nonprofits in Southern Illinois.
She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and Master of Business Administration, both from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. She received top academic honors while at SIU and is a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma Honors Society. She said she has a passion for community involvement and youth development spending time as a middle school band booster president, high school athletic booster, youth exchange coordinator for the Rotary Club of Carbondale, as well as a Girl Scout troop leader in Southern Illinois. She is an avid dog lover and has adopted her last three dogs from the Jackson County Human Shelter.
As a child growing up in Minnesota, she was active in her local Girl Scout troop.
“I am thrilled to be part of this wonderful organization that is Building girls of Courage, Confidence and Character who make the world a better place. As a former member and a leader, I know what a positive impact Girl Scouts can have on an individual girl as well as the community as a whole,” Gobert said.
She resides in Carbondale with her husband, Daniel, and her daughter Megan. Her two sons (David and Steven) are attending college in the area as well. The family will be transitioning to Webster Groves in the near future.
Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois serves approximately 13,000 girls and 4,500 adult volunteers in 40 ½ counties in Southern Illinois.