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Leanna Clark is CEO of Girl Scouts of Colorado, the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. GSCO is a statewide nonprofit with 125 full-time employees, more than 22,000 members and 10,000 adults dedicated to building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. As CEO, Clark sets organizational vision and strategy, oversees all operations, and works to expand visibility and create opportunities for strategic partnerships.  

Leanna has more than 25 years of business experience, including 12 years as a small business owner of one of Denver's largest marketing and public relations firms, as well as roles in Denver's corporate, foundation and nonprofit communities.

Most recently, Leanna served as Vice Chancellor of University Communications for the University of Colorado Denver. In this role, she served on the senior leadership team of an institution with more than 7,000 employees and 17,000 students, directing strategy and overseeing a team all internal and external communications and marketing as well as spearheading development of key community and business partnerships that advanced the university’s mission.

Before joining CU in 2010, Leanna founded and led PhilanthroTravel, a major division of the international nonprofit Project C.U.R.E. that works in more than 120 countries nationwide. In this capacity, she drove fundraising and designed and led nearly 20 trips to Cuba, Panama, Mexico, and Belize with U.S. business and community leaders, designed to help them experience travel to developing nations in a way that helps them give back. 

She also directed communications and led the foundation for IMA Financial Group, one of the nation's leading risk management companies. Previously, as principal and co-owner of marketing PR firm Schenkein, she ran one of the largest agencies in the Rocky Mountain Region, helping client organizations elevate their brands and protect their reputations, on a local, national, and international scale. She began her career as a Denver radio reporter and a TV reporter and anchor for an ABC affiliate in Nebraska.

Leanna currently serves on the boards of directors for the Denver Public Schools Foundation, the Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce, Women's Forum of Colorado, the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation, the Colorado Music Hall of Fame, and the RISE Society. She has served on a variety of other boards, including the Red Cross, Colorado Public Radio, and Public Education and Business Coalition.  

Leanna has been recognized One of the Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Colorado by the Colorado Women's Chamber and has been named a Woman of Distinction by the Girls Scouts of Colorado. She's also been honored twice by the Denver Business Journal as a “PowerBook” award recipient and one of the “Forty Under 40” top young business leaders. She's received national recognition from the Universal Press Syndicate as part of its “Workwise” Awards, honoring innovation and creativity among workplace leaders. In addition, she was named a 'Woman of Achievement' by the Association for Women in Communications.

A Colorado native, she holds a degree in journalism from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Board of Directors

Girl Scouts of Colorado has a volunteer board of directors, composed of women and men who serve the membership. The combined expertise of these community members provides the leadership to set the direction of the council and establish the policies and bylaws that guide us.

Potential Board members are reviewed by our Board Governance Committee, also composed of current Board members and community volunteers. To apply for Board candidacy or nominate someone, contact Leanna Clark, CEO.

Board of Governance Committee members are:

Susan Baker ^
Erin Bley^
Christy Diehl *
Victoria Gigoux ^
Nina Kearl ^
Noreen Landis-Tyson*
Courtney Scantlin *
Deedra Shear^
Shannon Sisler, Chair *

*Board Member
^ Non-Board Member

Board Officers
Board Officers 2020-2021

Rae Ann Dougherty,  Chairperson (Golden)
Sept. 2019-Sept. 2022
Green Cleaning Products, LLC
My favorite Girl Scout memory is the opportunity to “Look Wide, Look Wider Still” with my special Girl Scout sister Eloise Golden, while exploring traditions and gaining new experiences through Girl Scout travels domestically and internationally.

Caroline Cornell,  Chairperson Elect (Aurora)
Interim, Sept. 2022
Talent ReDefine

Brooke Bodart Secretary (Commerce City)
Sept. 2019-Sept. 2023
Delta Dental of Colorado

Angela Roberts, CPA Treasurer (Denver)
Sept. 2019-Sept. 2021
Aclivity, LLC

Caroline CornellChairperson of Membership (Aurora)
Sept. 2019-Sept. 2022
Talent ReDefined

Lacey Blake-Lindh, Audit Committee Chairperson (Broomfield)
Dec. 2021
Plante Moran

Shannon Sisler, Board Governance Committee Chairperson, (Greenwood Village)
Sept. 2019-Sept. 2022
Crocs

Cindy Miller,  Philanthropy Committee Chairperson (Denver)
Sept. 2017-Sept. 2022 
I support girl Scouts of Colorado because G.I.R.L.s are what businesses, communities and families need to meet the challenges of our time and to create a bright future for us all. 

Board of Directors
Board of Directors 2020-2021


Sam Aghbashian
, Director, Sept. 2020-Sept. 2023 (Denver)
Watercourse Foods | City O'City | Make Believe, Bakery
I support Girl Scouts because we know when girls discover, connect and take action in an inclusive, girl-led environment they're more likely to consider themselves leaders and make a difference in their communities.

Lacey Blake-Lindh, Director, Sept. 2020 – Sept. 2023 (Denver)
Plante Moran
My favorite Girl Scout memory is going to mother-daughter camp and participating in all the activities.

Brooke Bodart, Director, Sept. 2020 – Sept. 2023 (Commerce City)
Delta Dental of Colorado
My favorite Girl Scout memory is learning more about myself and what I was capable of while earning badges.

Charmaine Brown, Director, Sept. 2018-Sept. 2021 (Denver)
The Denver Foundation

Timothy M. Butler, Director, Sept. 2019-Sept. 2022 (Denver)
The Capuano Butler Group, Robert W. Baird & Co

Jennifer Casani, Director, Sept. 2019-Sept. 2022 (Centennial)
Gould + Partners
My favorite Girl Scout memory is Camp Paumalu on O’ahu, Hawai’i and living in a culturally-diverse location in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

Christina Diehl, Director, Sept. 2018-Sept. 2021 (Denver)
DaVita Healthcare Partners

Erica Fukuhara, Director, Sept. 2019-Sept. 2022 (Centennial)
Buell Foundation

Genia Herndon, Director, Sept. 2020 – Sept. 2023
University of Colorado Denver
One of my most fond memories was seeing the excitement and anticipation in my daughter when I dropped her off at overnight camp for the first time and knowing it was a feeling and experience we now shared.  Those memories last a lifetime and what is gained is foundational for so many strong women I admire today.

Courtney Scantlin, Director, Sept. 2018-Sept. 2021 (Aurora)
Arrow Electronics, Inc.

Ranee Shenoi, MD, Director, Sept. 2018-Sept. 2021 (Golden)
Kaiser Permanente

Kim Staley, Director, Sept. 2019-Sept. 2022 (Grand Junction) 
Bank of the San Juans

Leslee Torres, Director, Sept. 2020 – Sept. 2023
PASCO Home Health
My favorite Girl Scout memory is of my first overnight camp experience. It pushed me outside my comfort zone and laid the foundation for my future growth.

Carrie Walters, Director, Sept. 2020 – Sept. 2023 (Denver)
Wells Fargo
I believe in Girl Scouts as it provides girls everywhere an opportunity to be a part of something bigger, part of an organization that builds self-confidence and life skills, helping them become the next generation of strong, positive, well rounded contributors in their communities.

Membership Connection Committee
Membership Connection Committee Representatives to the Board 2019-2020

Caroline Cornell, MCC Chair, Aurora *
Chandra Allred, Glenwood Springs
Amy Bissell, Pueblo
JoAnne Busch, Fort Collins
Jamie Buttermore, Fruita
Kay Cheaney, Salida
Kristin Coulter, Denver
Christy Diehl, Denver *
Wendy Doak, Greenwood Village
Rae Ann Dougherty, Golden *
Erica Fukuhara, Centennial *
Heather Gardner, Broomfield
Carrie Harding, Parker
Charalotte Hardy, Berthoud 
Melissa Holmberg, Highlands Ranch +
Aydin Hoo, Colorado Springs
Kimberly Jones, Colorado Springs
Angela Kosanda, Durango
Nicole Lockwood, Windsor
Toni Rath, Berthoud
Sarah Scalise, Denver
Marti Schuster, Westminster
Linnea Wuorenmaa, Colorado Springs

In addition, the MCC has the following girl members:
Cassidy, Highlands Ranch+
Cara, Berthoud

 

*  GSCO Board Member
+  FY 2019-2020 MCC Representatives to the Board

GSCO Board Meeting Minutes
GSCO Bylaws
GSCO National Council Delegates 2020

**The application window for GSCO delegates  has closed.** 

Requirements:

Delegates to the National Council Session must be registered Girl Scout members, at least 14 years of age, and be willing to serve a three-year term (2020-2023).

Delegates and Alternates must commit to participating in preparatory conference calls and webinars and attending all meetings of the National Council Session in Orlando, Florida, October 21-25, 2020.

Details:

  • Girl Scouts of Colorado will send 16 delegates to the National Council Session.
  • Alternate Delegates will only attend the National Council Session if a Delegate is unable to attend. The Alternate Delegate will then move into a Delegate role.
  • Adult Delegates will also assume chaperone responsibilities of Girl Delegates.
  • A school absence letter signed by the Girl Scouts of Colorado President & CEO is available for girl elected as National Delegates.

FEES:

  • Girl Scouts of Colorado will pay the following expenses associated with attendance at the National Council Session
  • Event Registration
  • Airfare to and from Orlando
  • Hotel accommodations (shared room) during the National Council Session
  • Shuttle fare to and from the airport

Elected Delegates will be responsible for potential out of pocket expenses such as meals that are not provided during the convention, and checked baggage expense.