New Council Staff Structure

It is important that all of our council resources are aligned toward helping Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland achieve the competitive focus and the five strategic priorities that emerged from our Strategic Learning process. One of our largest resources is our council staff. We needed to make some changes to our staff structure to better position us to achieve our competitive focus of building council capacity to provide quality service delivery to service units and troops. Our new staff structure will take effect on July 2.

In our new staff structure, we eliminated eleven positions and added twelve positions back. The positions we eliminated were Sr. Membership Manager, Sr. Leadership Program Manager, Sr. Volunteer Development Manager, Leadership Program Specialist (6), Volunteer Development Specialist and E-Media Specialist. We are taking a new approach to delivering membership, volunteerism and program (MVP) services to our membership. These services will now be delivered through three regional teams, one assigned to each of our three council regions. These teams will be led by the new position of regional manager, who will be responsible for ensuring quality service delivery in their regions. These regional managers will supervise teams of membership and marketing specialists (MMS) and leadership and learning specialists (LLS). There will be two LLS in each region – one specializing in the delivery of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience and the other specializing in volunteer development.  The three regional teams are:

Central Region
Regional Manager – Carolyn Imhoff
Membership and Marketing Specialists – Angela Peth, Sarah Smith, Megan White and Sherrey Young

Leadership and Learning Specialist (GSLE) – Karen Lawrence
Leadership and Learning Specialist (Volunteerism) – Julie Wall

Southeast Region
Regional Manager – Kara Glaus
Membership and Marketing Specialists – Casi Cameron, Alyx Chevalier, Amber Moyers and one position to be filled
Leadership and Learning Specialist (GSLE) – April Isbell
Leadership and Learning Specialist (Volunteerism – Shirley Stevens

Southwest Region
Regional Manager – Anne Hyde
Membership and Marketing Specialists – Shandon Hill, Dawn Irvine, Becky Ledbetter, Melissa Stark, Candice Wolf and one position to be filled
Leadership and Learning Specialist (GSLE) – Stefanie McCall
Leadership and Learning Specialist (Volunteerism ) – Melody Hutchison

Three new positions have been included to provide better services for our membership:

  • Leadership and Learning Specialist (Outdoor) – Keely Elfrink – responsible for resident camp management and providing increased outdoor opportunities across the council
  • CES Manager/Website Administrator – Liam Watts – responsible for council data management and website administration
  • PR/Digital Media Manager – Lori Enyart- responsible for social media and localized public relations efforts
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GSMH CEO Resignation Announcement

Jennifer M. Orban, who has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland for over three years, has announced she will resign effective November 30th to pursue avenues outside of Girl Scouting.

During her time as CEO, Jennifer led the organization through a time of change as five Girl Scout Councils merged to establish Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland. In its third year of existence, GSMH achieved record growth with an 18% increase in girl membership and a 1.4% increase in adult membership. Out of 112 councils, this positions Missouri Heartland third in overall membership growth across the country.

“Partnering with Jennifer during the past three years to develop a high performing council and board of directors has been a pleasure,” said Tina Stillwell, board chair. “Under Jennifer’s leadership GSMH has completed a Strategic Learning process which resulted in new strategic priorities for the council; was awarded a new three-year charter from Girl Scouts of the USA; and has laid the foundation for a successful 100th Anniversary Campaign and Celebration in 2012. On behalf of the board, I thank Jennifer for her advocacy for Girl Scouting and her service and dedication to the over 17,000 girls and 4,900 volunteers in southern and central Missouri, southeast Kansas, and northeast Oklahoma.”

An interim CEO will be appointed, and we hope to make that announcement very soon.

Yours in Girl Scouting,
Tina Stillwell, Chair of the Board
Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland

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