SANTA ANA, Calif. (Dec. 3, 2018) – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County and the Inland Empire is pleased to announce the promotion of Jessica Romley to chief operating officer. She will play a key role in increasing productivity of the agency’s dynamic team of professionals through program development, reporting consistency and performance management.
“Jessica’s leadership adds tremendous value to every department of our tri-county organization,” said Sloane Keane, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters. “Her innovative thinking and ideation, as well as a personal passion for mentoring, will be vital as we work toward the goal of breaking the cycle of poverty and dependence for youth we serve.”
Romley’s involvement with the agency began in 2008 when she became a mentor to her Little Sister, Alejandra. She joined the nonprofit in a professional capacity in 2013 as director of site-based programs, overseeing the development of Workplace Mentoring and High School Bigs. In her most recent position as vice president of operations, she helped guide strategic planning and growth in serving nearly 4,000 youth in Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. She has a degree in business finance from California Polytechnic University, Pomona, and earned her Executive MBA at the UC Irvine Paul Merage School of Business.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County and the Inland Empire
Big Brothers Big Sisters believes that with the support of a caring mentor, every child has the ability to achieve his or her full potential. It is the nation’s largest donor- and volunteer-supported mentoring organization, serving a quarter-million children annually. Based in Santa Ana, Calif., the Orange County agency was incorporated in 1958 and works as a local extension of the national effort to make professionally supported, one-to-one matches between mentors (“Bigs”) and youth facing adversity (“Littles”). Together with the Inland Empire agency, which opened its doors in 2013, the local organization annually serves more than 3,500 children annually through programs that help youth avoid gang violence and substance abuse while working toward high school graduation and long-term, sustainable independence. For more information visit ocbigs.org or follow Big Brothers Big Sisters on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.