Jessica E McClain

Chief Financial Officer, Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital

Jessica is currently the Chief Financial Officer for the Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital. Prior to this role Jessica served as the Controller for Brand USA, the destination marketing organization of the United States. Before transitioning to the not-for-profit industry, Jessica spent 11 years in public accounting performing and overseeing financial and information technology audits. Lastly, Jessica is an adjunct professor with Nichols College teaching as part of the college's Master of Science in Accounting Program.

Jessica is passionate about the accounting profession. She serves on several American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) volunteer committees such as the AICPA Foundation Board of Trustees and the AICPA Student Recruitment Committee. Jessica is a Council Member-At-Large with the AICPA and is a former AICPA Women's Initiatives Executive Committee member. Jessica serves on the Boards of the Maryland Association of CPAs Foundation and the Greater Washington Society of CPAs. Lastly, Jessica is a Board Member of the Towson University Accounting Advisory Board.

Jessica gives back to the community as an appointed Board Member of Maryland 529 (formerly the College Savings Plan of Maryland), where she serves on the Audit and Governance Committee. She is also a member of the community service organization Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.

Jessica's accomplishments include being named a Maryland Association of CPAs 2021 Women to Watch- Emerging Leader, a Black CPA Centennial's 40 Under 40 Black CPA Award Winner, a Maryland Daily Record 2021 VIP List Honoree, a 2021 AICPA Outstanding Young CPA Award recipient, a 2020 and 2021 CPA Practice Advisor 40 Under 40 Professional, Maryland Daily Record 2020 Leading Women Award winner, Maryland Daily Record 2021 VIP List Honoree, and a Practice Ignition's Top 50 Women in Accounting for 2020. Jessica is also a graduate of the highly competitive AICPA Leadership Academy.

Jessica earned her bachelor's degree in business administration from Towson University and her master's degree in accounting from George Washington University. Jessica is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Virginia. She is also a Certified Information Systems Auditor, Project Management Professional, Certified Information Technology Professional, and Certified Government Financial Manager.