Girl Scouts of Colorado named Stephanie A. Foote as President and CEO in May 2012. Since January 2012, Stephanie served Girl Scouts of Colorado in a volunteer capacity as Interim CEO. She was also Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Chair of the Board of Directors from 2007 to 2012. Stephanie’s leadership has guided Girl Scouts of Colorado in increasing girl membership and cookie sale revenues.
“I’ve been dedicated to serving Girl Scouts of Colorado for many years, and after volunteering as the Interim CEO, it became even more meaningful to me to help lead the building of a strong statewide organization,” said Foote. “I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to be working with this talented staff on a daily basis as we grow the premier leadership organization for girls in Colorado.”
Stephanie is a lifelong Coloradan and has served as a leader of many statewide initiatives. Some of her most recent statewide appointments include chairing the board of Western State College of Colorado and serving as a board member of Colorado Tourism, Colorado Health Institute and the Colorado Ballet. Stephanie is also the current chair of the board of the Rose Community Foundation, the past board chair of the Metro YMCA and serves on the board of the Institute of International Education.
In the 1980s, Stephanie was elected to the Denver City Council for three terms and served as the President for two years. She was appointed in 1992 as Chief of Staff to Denver’s Mayor Wellington Webb, providing critical leadership during the building of Denver International Airport. Stephanie was the first female Deputy Mayor and Manager of Public Works for Denver. Stephanie wasn’t a Girl Scout growing up, but Girl Scouts of Colorado honored her for the positive example she sets for girls as a Girl Scout Woman of Distinction in 1999.