JLLS Luncheon

2024 Keynote Speaker: Coach Patty Gasso

Head Coach Patty Gasso marks the milestone of her 30th
season at the University of Oklahoma this year. National
Fastpitch Coaches Association Hall of Fame member, Patty
Gasso, has molded the OU softball program into a national
powerhouse and permanently placed herself among the elite
college softball coaches in the country. Under her leadership, OU has won seven national championships and is one of just three programs in NCAA history to win more than two national titles.

She has reached the Women’s College World Series 16 times during her tenure, and in the process, advanced to the postseason in each of her 29 seasons (no tournament in 2020), all while building up her team to be women of courage, confidence, and character.

Softball runs in the family as her husband, Jim Gasso, was recently named the head softball coach at Mid-America Christian College in Oklahoma, son JT is the assistant hitting coach at OU and son DJ is the assistant coach at the University of Arkansas. Gasso has four, soon to be five, grandchildren that bring her the most joy! We look forward to hearing the inspiring remarks Coach Gasso will bring to our 20th Annual Luncheon.

2024 Honorary Chair: Jean McLaughlin

2024 Juliette Low Leadership Society Honorary Chair Jean McLaughlin lives out the Girl Scout values and inspires us all.

Jean and her late husband, David, moved to OKC more than fifty years ago and she has been a prolific community volunteer, serving many nonprofits and organizations in addition to Girl Scouts, while she raised four children.

She is the Chair of the McLaughlin Family Foundation, which she founded along with her family. The Foundation has improved countless lives since 2004. Jean’s instinctive ability to see the potential of all children and provide guidance on initiatives that enable youth to thrive, makes her a treasured part of our Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma community.

Jean has been a steadfast supporter of the Juliette Low Leadership Society since our first luncheon. We are honored to celebrate Jean and thank her for the many ways she and her family have championed Girl Scouts, including their lead contribution to help build Camp Trivera. Jean told us that David regularly expressed special interest and pride in Camp Trivera, the first Girl Scout Urban STEM Camp in the nation.

We are grateful for Jean who enthusiastically embodies our promise and law. She is a gift to our organization and our city. Jean McLaughlin truly makes our world a better place.

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