SALT LAKE CITY — The board of directors of Special Olympics Utah has named Jeannie M. Gamble as the organization’s new president and CEO.
Gamble officially begins her role on Wednesday.
Most recently, Gamble served as the executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Weber County and Davis County. Since joining Habitat in 2016 she has opened two ReStores and grew the revenue of the organization from under $100,000 to more than $1 million. She also grew the staff from one to 18.
Before working for Habitat, she has served in marketing, real estate and operations leadership positions ranging from marketing director for Weber State University Housing to owner and general manager/vice president of operations for the Ogden Knights Professional Indoor Football Team (serving as the first female owner of an arena football team in the nation).
Gamble will help develop Special Olympics Utah’s strategic plan and guide the organization’s programs, fundraising efforts and mission. Under her leadership, the organization will continue to provide children and adults with intellectual disabilities opportunities for developing physical fitness through year-round sports training and athletic competition.
Gamble is an alumna of Richmond College in London, England, where she received a master’s degrees in international management and international marketing. She also earned her bachelor’s in business management and administration from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. She is a native of Long Island, New York, and has lived in Utah for 20 years.