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Board Executive Committee


Patricia Miller, Board Chair: Pat, now in her third term on the GS-TOP Board of Directors, serves as the Associate Director for the Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth Advancement Foundation. She has been a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) since 1991 and holds the Certified Fundraising Executive designation. She is President-Elect for the AFP Texas Fort Worth Metro Chapter board, and board president of the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning Lone Star Council. Pat is a life-long Girl Scout and a former council executive staff member of her home council in Iowa.  She resides in Arlington, Texas with her husband, Don.  


Marcia Etie, First Vice-Chair: After retiring from Congresswoman Kay Granger's office, Marcia became a community volunteer. Her current community involvement includes serving as a Blue and Gold Officer for Admissions at the United States Naval Academy, a senior consultant with the Northeast Tarrant Chamber of Commerce, member of the United Way-Arlington Steering Committee, and co-chair for the Fielder Park Neighborhood Association National Night Out. Marcia is a graduate of Leadership Northeast and a past Committee Chair for several Chambers of Commerce. She began Girl Scouting as a Brownie in the Girl Scouts of the Nation’s Capital Council.


NyLynn Nichols-Crowell, Second Vice-Chair: NyLynn is the news director at KAMR NBC 4 and KCIT Fox 14 in Amarillo. Ny Lynn has been in Girl Scouts since she was a Brownie at age 6. She earned her Gold Award. As a leader for Senior Girl Scout Troop 5706, she helped girls to earn their Gold Awards. She's chairwoman of the Gold Award Advisory Board for the Amarillo area. She served on the Goodwill Industries of Amarillo board from 2001-2008. She was board president for 2007. She was named an Amarillo Woman of Distinction in 2008. 


Lois Weeks, Treasurer: Lois currently works for Pioneer Natural Resources working with financial accounting, regulatory agencies, human resources and administration, as well as oil and gas leases. As a life-long Girl Scout, Lois has had opportunities to work with Girl Scout adults and girls in many locations, including three councils in Texas, one council in Louisiana, and two USA Girl Scouts Overseas Committees in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia and Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Lois has been the recipient of the Girl Scout Appreciation Pin and the Girl Scout Honor Pin. 


Rebecca Barksdale, Secretary: Rebecca is the Community Outreach Director for Tarrant County Commissioner (Precinct 3) Gary Fickes. She has served on the board of directors of six area chambers of commerce and has chaired the Colleyville Area Chamber of Commerce, the Hurst Euless Bedford Chamber of Commerce, and Metroport Meals on Wheels. Rebecca has served on the board of directors for numerous community organizations including Kids Who Care, Junior League of Arlington, Big Brothers & Sisters, HEB Education Foundation, Arts Council Northeast and A Wish With Wings.  She was the 2007 recipient of the statewide John Ben Sheppard Outstanding Local Leader Award and a Fort Worth Business Press “Great Women of Texas” honoree.  


Susan Alanis,
  Fort Worth
Suzette Compton,
Sandra Daniel,
Reggie Dial,
Leticia Martinez Evans,

Judge David Hall,
Sheryl Harris,
  Fort Worth 
Keith Kithsiri,
Liz Lonngren,
Rebecca Sandoval,
  Fort Worth

Janet Slaughter,
Susan Stack,
Shoshana Thoma-Isgur,
  Fort Worth
Shirley Thomas,
Laura Voltmann,
  Fort Worth



Chief Executive Officer - Becky Burton*
Becky is a lifetime member of the Girl Scouts and has served more than 20 years with the organization.  A native of Abilene, she graduated from Texas Christian University in 1982. Becky currently serves on the Education Committee of the Rotary Club of Fort Worth.  She is an active member of her church, First United Methodist Church of Hurst, serving on the Finance Committee. Becky is also a member of the Association of Fund Raising Professionals, Association of Girl Scout Executive Staff, Women’s Policy Forum, United Way of Tarrant County, and the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce.


Chief Operating Officer - Susie Bell
Susie is a lifetime member of Girl Scouts of the USA and has been a Girl Scout executive staff member for 35 years. Her educational background is in sociology, anthropology, and English at the University of North Texas. She is a recipient of the Hercules Award for Outstanding Accomplishments by a Professional from the Tarrant County United Way, has received many awards from Girl Scouts, and was inducted into the Association of Girl Scout Executive Staff Hall of Fame in 2005. She is a member of AGSES and Leadership Fort Worth. 


Executive Vice President; Chief Financial Officer - Cynthia Odom*
In addition to financial oversight of the council, Cynthia’s responsibilities include council strategy, human resources, product sales, retail, information systems and information technology. She serves on the GSUSA 2014 National Strategy Team and GSUSA Product Sales Advisory Group. Cynthia has received numerous community awards and has served on the local Board of Directors for nonprofits including United Ways, PTA’s and the local and national Board of the Association of Junior Leagues International, Aids Outreach and Greater Texas Community Partners.


Chief Development & Communications Officer - Katherine Curtis, CFRE
Katherine holds her BS from TCU and an MBA from UTA. She has over 10 years of fundraising experience and holds a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) designation. Her community involvement includes Junior League of Fort Worth, Association of Professional Fundraisers – Fort Worth Metro Chapter, TCU's Frog Families Network, Plaid for Women, and Leadership Fort Worth's Leading Edge Class of 2014. Her favorite science project as a child was a build-it-yourself camera that she learned how to make from her Girl Scouts handbook as a Brownie.

*Ex-Officio Board Members