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Jennifer Dotson

Jennifer Dotson

Hawaii

Regional Chief Development Officer
American Red Cross

Biography

Jennifer Dotson is the Regional Chief Development Officer at American Red Cross, Honolulu, Hawaii. She was president and CEO of Network Enterprises Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides vocational rehabilitation, job training and job-placement services for the disabled.

Dotson is president of the Junior League of Honolulu, an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Her previous nonprofit work includes serving with Mothers Against Drunk Driving and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Jennifer was featured in Pacific Business News as a recipient of their "40 Under 40" Award and Hawaii Business Magazine as a recipient of the "20 For The Next 20" Award, recognizing leaders that share a passion for making a difference in their careers and communities.

She is an athlete that enjoys competing in marathons, triathlons and softball. She climbed Mount Everest in 2001 and is a hula dancer with Ka Pa Hula ‘O Kauanoe ‘O Wa’ahila. She doesn’t cook or clean, but is known to post the occasional photo of her daughter or ragdoll cats on Instagram.

She received her bachelor's degree from Georgetown University and her master's degree from the London School of Economics. Her family is first generation from Vietnam. She speaks fluent Cantonese and studied Mandarin Chinese at Beijing Teacher's College, National Chengchi University in Taiwan, and the Chinese University of Hong Kong.