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CEO

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 Officers
Board Officers 2021-2022

Caroline Cornell,  Chairperson (Aurora)
Sept. 2021-Sept. 2022
Talent ReDefined

Cindy Miller,  Chair Elect (Denver)
Sept. 2021-Sept. 2022
Artemis-Arrow

Brooke Bodart Secretary (Commerce City)
Sept. 2019-Sept. 2022
Delta Dental of Colorado

Angela Roberts, CPA Treasurer (Denver)
Sept. 2019-Sept. 2022
Aclivity, LLC

Victoria GigouxChairperson of Membership (Grand Junction)
Sept. 2021-Sept. 2022
Cisco

Crystal Eustis, Audit Committee Chairperson (Centennial)
Sept. 2021- Sept.2024
Plant Moran

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

Genia Herndon, Ph.D., Philanthropy Committee Chairperson
Sept. 2021- Sept. 2024
University of Colorado

Board of Directors
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 Directors 2021-2022

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.

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)
Flipsidea Solutions
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.

Caroline Cornell Director, Sept. 2021-Sept. 2024 (Aurora)
Talent ReDefined

Crystal Eustis, CPA, Director, Sept. 2021-Sept. 2024 (Centennial)
Plante Moran

Megan Flori King, Director, Sept. 2021-Sept. 2024 (Centennial)
Deloitte

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

Victoria Gigoux,  Director, Sept. 2021-Sept. 2024 (Grand Junction)
Cisco

Christina Gunn Director, Sept. 2021-Sept. 2024 (Centennial)
Arrow Electronics

Genia Herndon, Director, Sept. 2020 – Sept. 2023 (Denver)
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.

Meredith Kuehler, CPA Director, Sept. 2021-Sept. 2024 (Thornton)
KPMG

Maureen McDonald, Director, Sept. 2021-Sept. 2024 (Denver)
HealthONE

Cindy Miller, Director Sept. 2021-2022 (Denver)
Artemis-Arrow
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. 

Barbara Myrick,. Director, Sept. 2021-Sept. 2024 (Colorado Springs)
B&M Construction

Angela Roberts, Director Sept. 2021-Sept. 2024 (Denver) 
Aclivity, LLC

Anji Roe Wood, Director, Sept. 2021-Sept. 2024 (Colorado City)
Junior Achievement of Southern Colorado

Ranee Shenoi, MD, Director, Sept. 2021-Sept. 2024 (Golden)
Kaiser Permanente

Shannon Sisler, Sept. 2019 – Sept. 2022 (Greenwood Village) 
Crocs

Carrie Walters, Director, Sept. 2020 – Sept. 2023 (Denver)
Charter Communications
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.

 

Board of Governance Committee members are:

Shannon Sisler, Chair * 
Susan Baker ^
Erin Bley^
Christy Diehl ^
Christina Gunn*
Nina Kearl ^
Deedra Shear^
Carrie Walters*

*Board Member
^ Non-Board Member

Membership Connection Committee
Membership Connection Committee Representatives 2021-2022

Victoria Gigoux, Grand Junction *
Tineke Agner-Francois, Colorado Springs
Martha Alvarez, Colorado Springs
JoAnne Busch, Fort Collins +
Christi Bontempo, Littleton
Wendy Doak, Greenwood Village +
Angela Kosanda, Durango
Aydin Hoo, Colorado Springs
Heather Laslie, Colorado Springs
Nicole Lockwood, Windsor +
Anji Roe-Wood*
Vickie Scott, Denver Metro
Ranee Schnoi, Golden *
Tiffany Stone, Denver
Suzan Sullivan, Grand Junction

In addition, the MCC has the following girl members:

Katy, Pueblo West + 
Teya Centennial + 

*  GSCO Board Member
+  FY 2021-2022 MCC Representatives to the Board

GSCO Board Meeting Minutes
GSCO Bylaws
GSCO Financials

GSCO Delegates

Girl Scouts of Colorado is now taking applications from girl members and volunteers interested in representing GSCO at, the National Council Session in Orlando, Florida from July 18-20, 2023. The deadline to submit your application is July 31, 2022.  Apply here.

A delegate must be:

  • a United States citizen
  • a registered member of Girl Scouts
  • 14 years of age or older
  • available to attend the National Council Session (July 31, 2022) in Orlando, Florida

The delegate must commit to:

  • participating in delegate training sessions offered by the council
  • a three-year tenure as a delegate
  • participating in National Council Session follow-up activities engaging members

Girl Scouts of Colorado will send selected delegates covering the cost of registration, housing, transportation, and meals.

Three of the delegates will be the following:

  1. President & CEO of GSCO
  2. Chairperson of the Board of Directors of GSCO
  3. Chairperson of the Membership Connection Committee (MCC) of GSCO

Three delegates must be MCC members pursuant to GSCO Bylaws Section 8.3.3.d.: “At least 20% of the National Council Delegates shall be…from among Members-at-Large of the MCC

During the application review process the GSCO Board will be looking for candidates that are familiar with the delegate role and GSUSA governance process. They are interested in delegates that are ready to share the experience with other members, helping the GSCO delegate position grow while brining awareness to the National Council Session.

General timeframe for GSCO delegate position:

  • April 1 until July 31, 2022: GSCO delegate application is open
  • August 1 through September 30, 2022: Board reviews applications
  • By end of October 2022: GSOC delegates are notified of position decision 
  • Early December: First meeting to prepare for GSCO delegate role
  • January 2023 to June 2023: GSCO delegates prepare for the NCS session
  • July 16 – 23: 56th GS Convention in Orlando, Florida
  • July 18 -20: 2023 National Council Session in Orlando, Florida
  • August 2023 to September 2024: GSCO delegates engage members on the NCS decisions and prepare for the next triennium.