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Board of Directors

Composed of members from across our council and spanning the private and nonprofit sector, our board of directors guides the direction of Girl Scouts River Valleys. These five executive officers and 20 directors at-large are volunteers and members of Girl Scouts of the USA.

The Board Development Committee is responsible for the selection, training and evaluation of the Board of Directors. This committee is always interested in maintaining a highly qualified, diverse pool of candidates for openings as they become available.

If you are interested in being considered to serve on our Board of Directors or Board Development Committee, please review the position description and submit the application for consideration.

Board Development Committee - Position Description

Director-At-Large - Position Description

 

Executive Officers

Gayle Hayhurst

Gayle Hayhurst, Chair

Senior Vice President of Human Resources
Schwan’s Home Delivery

Wendy Unglaub

Wendy Unglaub, First Vice Chair

Chief Tax Officer and Principal Tax Counsel
General Mills

Cristina Lien

Cristina Lien, Second Vice Chair

Senior Manager
Insight 2 Profit

Pam Stegora Axberg

Pam Stegora Axberg, Treasurer

Interim Chief Executive Officer
Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities

Kelly Bloch

Kelly Bloch, Secretary

Regional Vice President
Xcel Energy

Directors-At-Large

Mariela Ampuero

Mariela Ampuero

Director, Human Resources and Compensation
Regis Corporation

Daniel Ballard

Daniel Ballard

Branch President
Clear Channel Outdoor

Christine Battist

Christine Battist

Chief Financial Officer
Avison Young

Kelli Cadwell

Kelli Cadwell

President and Owner
Simply Staffing

Jane Canney

Jane Canney

Principal
Canney and Associates

Emily Davis

Emily Davis

Director of Program Management
McNeilus Companies

Gail Eadie

Gail Eadie

Architect and Administrator
Mayo Clinic

Nancy Klemek

Nancy Klemek

Community Volunteer

Dr. Shannon Laughlin-Tommaso

Dr. Shannon Laughlin-Tommaso

Chair, Division of Gynecology, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Mayo Clinic

Melissa Meyers

Melissa Meyers

Business Manager
Andersen Corporation

Janessa Nelson

Janessa Nelson

Girl Scout Ambassador

Marnie Overman

Marnie Overman

Director, Employer Benefit Solutions
Securian Financial

Caren Petrulo-Berry

Caren Petrulo-Berry

Director of Sales and Marketings
Plunkett's Pest Control

Norma Porter

Norma Porter

Director of Change Management
Anthem Dental

Nick Stillings

Nick Stillings

Technology Architect
Microsoft

Brooke Story

Brooke Story

President, Pelvic Health
Medtronic

Jean Bennington Sweeney

Jean Bennington Sweeney

Retired Executive
3M

Dr. Rachel Wobschall

Dr. Rachel Wobschall

Planned & Major Gift Officer
True Friends

Mai Nhai Xiong-Chan

Mai Nhai Xiong-Chan

Vice President Enrollment Management
Hamline University