Chief Executive Officer
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 an organizational transformation for the organization. With a strategic focus on membership growth, 21st century programming and brand, 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. Today, the STEM Center serves as a 21st century program facility for 4,000 local Girl Scouts, as a field trip destination for students throughout North Texas and as a model for the Girl Scout movement.
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 passionate about developing the next generation of female leaders and is inspired by the 25,000+ confident Girl Scouts in Northeast Texas. She chairs a national STEM initiative inspired by the success of Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas’ $14M STEM Center of Excellence, a 21st century living laboratory that serves 6,000 local Girl Scouts, thousands of public school students through field trips, and is a model for the Girl Scout movement.
Jennifer is a Silver Award Girl Scout and the recipient of the Girl Scouts Thanks Badge. She is a recipient of the Dallas Business Journal’s 2018 Women in Business Award, and a 2018 Tech Titans Technology Advocate Finalist. She graduated from Texas A&M University and is the proud mother of two teenagers.