Patricia Miller, Board Chair: Mrs. Miller serves as the chair of the Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains board of directors. She has been a Girl Scout for more than 60 years: as a girl, adult volunteer, and staff member in Little Cloud Girl Scout Council in northeast Iowa, and four terms as a member and officer of the Texas Oklahoma Plains board. Mrs. Miller retired in 2016 from a 30-year career in fund development. She holds a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation, serves as president of the Association of Fund Raising Professionals Fort Worth Metro Chapter, and is a board member for the Lone Star Council of Charitable Gift Planners. Mrs. Miller and her husband, Don, have nine children and 23 grandchildren living throughout the U.S.
Board Executive Committee
Marcia Etie, First Vice-Chair: Mrs. Etie is completing her first term on the Texas Oklahoma Plains board of directors and currently serves as the board chair for the fund development & communications committee. After retiring from U.S. Rep. Kay Granger's office, Mrs. Etie 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 Lifetime member & Diplomat with the Northeast Tarrant Chamber of Commerce, Chair of the United Way-Arlington Steering Committee, and Board member of United Way of Tarrant County. She is a graduate of Leadership Northeast and a past committee chair for several Chambers of Commerce. Mrs. Etie has 37 years in Girl Scouts, beginning as a Brownie in the Girl Scouts of the Nation’s Capital Council and serving as her daughter’s leader in our Council.
Angela Lamb, Treasurer: Ms. Lamb is an agency owner with Farmers Insurance and Financial Services. She opened her agency in 2004 and has two offices with five employees. She grew up in rural Nebraska on a hog farm and moved to Texas in 1999. Ms. Lamb has been married to Les Lamb for seven years, and they have a 6-year-old son, Lone. Ms. Lamb earned a Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Business Administration from Dallas Baptist University. She has served on the Fort Worth Chapter of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors since 2007 and is a past president.
Ashley Gill, Secretary: Ms. Gill was active in Girl Scouts growing up in Minnesota. Girl Scouts helped her build confidence and character and aided in setting her up to be successful in high school, college, and beyond. After graduating from the University of Minnesota, Morris, in 2006, she moved to Texas where she earned her master’s with honors in 2010 from Tarleton State University. Ms. Gill is a regional safety specialist for SWS Environmental Services, covering Texas and Louisiana. Her volunteer activities include serving as the board chair and general manager of the Dallas Derby Devils, Dallas–Fort Worth’s women’s flat-track roller derby league, a nonprofit organization with over 150 members. She enjoys spending time with her husband and dogs, traveling, cycling, and playing roller derby.
Kathleen Barkley, Sweetwater
Judge David Hall,
David Kemp, Amarillo
Liz Lonngren, Lubbock
Sherry Philyaw, Amarillo
Janet Slaughter, Perryton
SENIOR LEADERSHIP STAFF
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 15 years of fundraising experience and holds a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) designation. Her community involvement includes Junior League of Fort Worth, Association of Fundraising Professionals Fort Worth Metro Chapter, TCU's Alumni Association, 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.