Jennifer K. Bartkowski
Chief Executive Officer
Jennifer Bartkowski serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas. Ms. Bartkowski has been with GSNETX since 2009, when she joined the council as Chief Development Officer. During her tenure, GSNETX has seen significant growth in its annual and capital fundraising campaigns. When she moved into the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer role, she added focus and innovation to new programming initiatives, mission delivery, and the Girl Scout Cookie Program for the 32-county organization.
With a focus on membership growth and building for the future, Jennifer is leading the development of a $13M STEM Center of Excellence in southern Dallas to build a pipeline for female leaders in science, technology, engineering and math.
Before joining Girl Scouts in 2009, Jennifer served as the Senior Vice President of Workplace Campaigns for United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, responsible for leading an annual campaign of more than $50 million. Jennifer’s career began after receiving a Master of Public Administration, with a nonprofit management focus, at Texas A&M University. She has worked with a variety of organizations including the American Lung Association of Texas, United Way/Capital Area, private start-up Charitygift, and as an independent consultant.
In 2015, Jennifer was a participant in the Dallas Public Voices Greenhouse program. The Dallas Public Voices Greenhouse is part of a national initiative launched by The OpEd Project in partnership with leading universities and foundations to dramatically increase the public impact of our nation’s top and most diverse thinkers. She is a graduate of Leadership Dallas, Class of 2016 and is an active member of the Leadership Dallas Alumnae Board. In 2017, Jennifer was appointed as one of two CEOs nationwide to serve on the National Movement Strategy Committee for Girl Scouts of the USA. She was also the recipient of The Boone Family Foundation Scholarship to participate in the 2017 CCC Leadership Program for Women. The CCC Leadership program is a leadership program for women in the nonprofit and education sectors, adapted from the transformational, year-long, Power of Self program founded in 2000 by Marsha Clark and Associates.
Jennifer is the mother of two children, and is the proud recipient of the Girl Scout Silver Award and the Honor Pin, recognizing her outstanding achievements as an adult member.