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                   Jayme Collins                                                                              Dr. Troy Paino

Jayme Collins and Dr. Troy Paino have been selected to join Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri’s Board of Directors.

Collins serves as Vice President for Global Compensation at Monsanto Company while Dr. Paino is the President, Chief Executive Officer and principal spokesperson of Truman State University in Kirksville, Mo. 

“I wanted to join the Board to be a part of developing girls to be our future leaders,” Collins said. “I believe building self-confidence and leadership in girls will contribute to societal changes needed around the world.”

She is responsible for Monsanto’s global philosophies and strategies for compensation, equity and incentive plans, executive compensation and transfers for more than 21,000 Monsanto employees in about 65 nations. Collins has worked for Monsanto since 1997, where she started in human resources. 

“My primary focus is on learning about the organization to encourage girls, volunteers and the community to Choose Girl Scouts.”

She earned an executive master’s degree in business administration from Washington University in St. Louis. She and her husband, Roger, reside in Chesterfield with their three children. Collins was a Girl Scout Pixie (now known as a Girl Scout Daisy) and a Girl Scout Brownie. 

“We are thrilled to welcome Jayme and Troy to the Board,” said CEO Bonnie Barczykowski. “We look forward to their expertise and support as they help us plan the future of Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri.”

Dr. Paino arrived at Truman State in 2008, where he served as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and was a senior member of the President’s Cabinet and Chief Academic Officer. He became the university’s president in 2010. 

“I really want to see what I can do to serve the organization and create more opportunities for young girls. As a president of a university, I bring many experiences from the non-profit world that I hope benefit Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri.” 

Paino added that with time, he hopes to figure out how his experience and skills can best serve Girl Scouts. He said Truman is very committed to educating students in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines, so he is particularly excited by Girl Scouts’ focus on getting young girls excited about STEM careers. 

He received his Juris Doctorate from Indiana University. He earned his Ph.D. and Master of Arts degree in American Studies from Michigan State University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and philosophy from Evangel University in Springfield, Mo. Dr. Paino and his wife, Kelly, live in Kirksville and have two daughters.

“As a father of two teenage daughters and the president of a university that is preparing the next generation of leaders, I understand how critically important it is to prepare girls to be future leaders of our democracy."

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