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 and served as Chief Development Officer and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer before assuming the role of CEO.
Today, Jennifer is leading a transformation for the 100-year-old organization. With a strategic focus on membership growth, transforming the volunteer experience, and equity, Jennifer is committed to ensuring that Girl Scouts is relevant to today’s girl and her parents. With a commitment to changing the workforce pipeline of North Texas, Jennifer chairs a national STEM initiative that was built on the success of Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas’ $14M STEM Center of Excellence in southwest Dallas. This 92-acre campus is a living laboratory for girls to explore science, technology, engineering and math opened in 2018. As girls are facing increased mental health challenges, Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas under Jennifer’s leadership has accelerated the rollout of a mental health initiative, providing positive mental health and wellness programming for girls and resources for parents and volunteers.
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 Bachelor of Arts degree and 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 is also a board member and passionate advocate for Carson’s Village. Jennifer is the recipient of the Dallas Business Journal’s 2017 Women in Business Award and was proud that Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas was recognized in 2016 as the Nonprofit of the Year by Dallas-based CNM Connect.
Jennifer is the mother of two children and is the proud recipient of the Girl Scout Silver Award as well as the Girl Scout Thanks Badge, recognizing her outstanding achievements as an adult member of Girl Scouts.