FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 16, 2016
Jennifer Eismeier Named Executive Director of Camp Joy
CINCINNATI—December 16, 2016—Camp Joy announced today that Jennifer Eismeier has been named executive director. She will lead Camp Joy’s staff in delivery of transformational programs for more than 13,000 guests annually. Camp Joy serves summer campers, student groups, and corporate clients through year-round, on and off-site, life-changing experiences.
“As Camp Joy begins its 80th year, we are fortunate and excited to have Jennifer, a proven leader, to help advance the mission of Camp Joy,” said Dave Palm, chair of Camp Joy’s Board of Directors and senior vice president of operations at 84.51°. “Jennifer brings a deep sense of purpose and a true passion for transforming peoples’ lives.”
Eismeier succeeds Amy Thompson, who left Camp Joy in May to lead the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber’s Leadership Cincinnati and Leadership Action programs. Mike McGinty, executive director of the Camp Joy Foundation, has been serving as interim executive director during this transition period. He will continue to lead the Foundation as executive director.
Eismeier most recently served as executive director of Mill Creek Watershed Council of Communities in Cincinnati, Ohio where she led the vision as well as staff, volunteers, and donors in building an organization that is recognized as the go-to resource for watershed issues. Through her leadership, more than $5 million was invested in stream and storm water improvement projects for the Mill Creek.
“It is a privilege for me to join the Camp Joy family. For nearly 80 years, Camp Joy has been at the forefront of building leaders of all generations in this region,” said Eismeier. “I look forward to working with the dedicated board and incredible staff, alumni and volunteers.”
Eismeier is active in the community, participating on boards and committees including the Hamilton County Environmental Action Commission. She also serves as a City Council member for the City of Wyoming. Jennifer is a Cincinnati native, returning to her hometown after pursuing forestry and natural resources management at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo and Penn State University.