JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Jaguars today announced the hiring of Whitney Meyer as senior vice president and chief community impact officer. Meyer joined the team earlier this month and, in her newly created role, she will be responsible for the development and implementation of the Jaguars community impact initiatives, including operations of the Jaguars Foundation, Inspire Change and Social Justice Initiatives and community activities in connection with local development projects.
"I'm thrilled to welcome Whitney to the Jaguars and excited for the energy and strategic leadership she'll bring to all of our community initiatives, including our downtown development efforts," said Jaguars President Mark Lamping. "As our plans for the Shipyards and Sports Performance Center come to life, Whitney and her team will help drive home Shad's commitment to not only our downtown neighbors but the economic empowerment of our entire region."
Prior to joining the Jaguars, Whitney served as the inaugural Chief Diversity Officer at the University of North Florida (UNF) where she advised university leadership on diversity, inclusion and racial equality pertaining to strategies and policies, learning and research, community relations and the recruitment, retention and admission of faculty, staff and students of color. She previously worked at UNF in various departments including the Military and Veterans Resource Center, Student Union Administration, Alumni Affairs and Public Relations.
Meyer is a Jacksonville native and a graduate of both UNF and Paxon High School. She currently serves on the PS27 Foundation Board, JAX Chamber Hightower Fellowship Board and the Generation USA Board. She also is a frequent volunteer for the Friends of Boone Park South.