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CEO Bonnie Barczykowski

With more than 20 years of management and leadership experience, Bonnie has a proven track record of building strong teams and being an outstanding leader. Shortly upon her arrival, Bonnie led the strategic planning process and restructured the Membership, Volunteer Training and Program Departments to improve the leadership development experience for girls and adults.

Through Girl Scouting, girls in eastern Missouri have the opportunity to lead in many ways and on many levels. From the Daisy in kindergarten who learns how to take turns and gains confidence to raise her hand to answer a question, to the 4th grade Junior who has the opportunity to serve as an officer of her troop or the high school Girl Scout who has the opportunity to be a girl member on our Board of Directors, girls learn the skills and gain the experience they’ll need to be a girl of courage, confidence and character who makes the world a better place. Bonnie’s contributions since her arrival have helped ensure that every girl has even more depth in her leadership experience and the opportunity to become a leader of tomorrow.

Also responsible for Product Sales, Camping Services and Research and Evaluation, Bonnie coached her team to develop new initiatives. In every instance she reviews the work through the leadership lens to ensure we are providing the best leadership experience for our girls.

“Our Girl Scout leadership experience, as it evolves, fills the gap between where girls are today and where they want to be,” Bonnie said. “Our programs are powerful but we are constantly evaluating them to ask, ‘Do they fill in the gaps?’ We have to constantly evolve, too.”

Prior to joining Girl Scouts, Bonnie was a business owner, author and motivational speaker. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Education and a Master’s in Business Administration from Lindenwood University. Bonnie is deeply involved in her community. As founder of the Lose to Win STL program, Bonnie has inspired thousands of individuals to live healthier lives. She has also served on numerous boards and committees for organizations throughout Missouri. She was Chair of the Board of Directors for the Greater North County Chamber of Commerce and for the St. Louis Curves Co-Op. She was a member of the board of Marygrove and Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri. Bonnie has also served on several committees, including St. Luke’s Hospital Community Advisory Council for Women’s Health, American Heart Association for Go Red for Women and Incarnate Word Academy Advancement Committee. She is the recipient of many health and business-related awards, including the “Women Influencing Now,” “North County Business Person of the Year” and the “St. Luke’s Healthy Women Award.”

Bonnie resides in Weldon Spring, Missouri with her husband and three children.