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.
Today, as CEO of Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas, Jennifer is leading an organizational transformation for the business, program and culture of Girl Scouts. With a strategic focus on membership growth, record fundraising and innovative programming, Jennifer has developed the local council into a model for national success. Jennifer led the development of the Girl Scout STEM Pledge, a major national initiative to put 2.5M girls through a progressive STEM pipeline by 2025, a $70M campaign that will change the workforce pipeline for this country. A foundational piece of this Pledge is the $14M STEM Center of Excellence in southwest Dallas, a living laboratory for girls to explore science, technology, engineering and math. Today, the STEM Center serves as a 21st century program facility for 4,000 local Girl Scouts and as a field trip destination for students throughout North Texas. The innovative programs designed by this council and offered at the facility, are providing leadership development, STEM skill building, excellent programming and access to mentors for girls who have never had similar opportunities before.
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.
Jennifer is a graduate of Leadership Dallas, Class of 2016, and is an active member of the Leadership Dallas Alumnae Board. She recently completed the CCC Leadership Program for Women, an accelerated version of the Power of Self program. She is also a graduate of the Dallas Public Voices Greenhouse program, a national initiative to dramatically increase the public impact of our nation’s top and most diverse thinkers.
Jennifer is the recipient of the Dallas Business Journal’s 2017 Women in Business Award and was named a finalist for the Tech Titans Technology Advocate Award. Through her leadership, Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas was recognized in 2016 as the Nonprofit of the Year by Dallas-based CNM Connect, and with The Dallas Business Journal Creative Financing Award for its work with the New Markets Tax Credit financing package of the STEM Center of Excellence.
Jennifer is the mother of two children, and is the proud recipient of the Girl Scout Silver Award as well as the Girl Scout Honor Pin, recognizing her outstanding achievements as an adult member of Girl Scouts.