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Girl Scouts of Colorado CEO and Board Member are recipients of the 2021 Titan 100



Girl Scouts of Colorado Chief Executive Officer Leanna Clark and Member of the Girl Scouts of Colorado Board of Directors Shannon Sisler, senior vice president and chief people officer at Crocs, have been recognized as 2021 Titan 100s by Titan CEO and headline sponsor Wipfli LLP. The Titan 100 program recognizes Colorado’s Top 100 CEOs and C-level executives. They are the area’s most accomplished business leaders in their industry. They are selected using criteria that includes demonstrating exceptional leadership, vision, and passion. Collectively the 2021 Titan 100 and their companies employ more than 127,000 individuals and generate more than $15.9 billion in annual revenues.

Making a difference in her community, being an advocate for girls and women, and championing female ambition have long been traits Leanna Clark values. Since she took the reins at Girl Scouts of Colorado almost a year ago, the organization has continued to provide unique, innovative, and safe programming in response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, including giving Girl Scouts statewide the opportunity to meet strong, female role models and explore different careers. Leanna has been named a Woman of Distinction by GSCO and one of the Top 25 Most Powerful Women by the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce. She also was inducted into the Denver Business Journal’s 40-Under-40 Hall of Fame. Serving on many boards of directors over the years, she is currently board chair for the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce and serves on the board of the Colorado Music Hall of Fame.

Shannon Sisler joined Broomfield-based Crocs in 2017 as the senior vice president and chief people officer. A business-minded, progressive leader, Shannon oversees human resources globally for the iconic footwear brand, which includes talent acquisition/development, employee relations, total rewards, and corporate facilities. Prior to joining Crocs, she held HR leadership roles with Davita and Janus Capital and most recently served as senior vice president of talent management at Western Union, where she was responsible for talent acquisition, leadership/professional development, talent management, and workforce strategy. A recipient of the Denver Business Journal’s 2020 C-Suite Award, she received her bachelor’s degree from University of Colorado and her Master of Business Administration from University of Denver. Shannon has served on GSCO’s board of directors since 2017 and currently serves as chair of the Board Governance Committee and on the board’s Executive Committee.

“We proudly recognize the Titan 100 for their achievements and contributions to Colorado’s business community and beyond. This past year, these executives were forced to navigate the daunting effects of a worldwide pandemic and their leadership was tested. The Titan100 have proven their ability to adapt, innovate and grow. We congratulate this year’s list of prestigious honorees.” says Jaime Zawmon, president of Titan CEO.

“Congratulations to the Titan 100 winners. On behalf of the partners and associates at Wipfli, we are honored not only to support Titan100 program but to recognize and celebrate these unique leaders and their accomplishments. Your vision, leadership and passion for the work you do inspires us and is critical to building a strong community here in Colorado. Each of you have built something bigger than yourself, and we look forward to seeing what new adventures you take on and successes you achieve,” said Pete Aden, partner and Rocky Mountains market leader at Wipfli.

This year’s honorees will be published in a limited-edition Titan 100 book and profiled exclusively online. They will be honored at an awards ceremony on July 22, 2021 at The Vehicle Vault in Parker. The Vehicle Vault is a unique and beautiful 20,000+-square-foot gallery that houses a collection of rare and exotic automobiles from all over the world. This special cocktail-style awards event will gather 100 Titans of Industry for an evening unlike anything that exists in the Colorado business community. In addition to this event, honorees will be given the opportunity to interact and connect multiple times throughout the year with their fellow Titans.

Girl Scouts of Colorado CEO Inducted into 40 Under 40 Hall of Fame

Girl Scouts of Colorado is proud to announce that Chief Executive Officer Leanna Clark is the 2021 inductee into the Denver Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Hall of Fame. Leanna, along with this year’s class of 40 Under 40 award recipients, will be honored during the Denver Business Journal’s virtual awards program on May 4.

In 1998, Leanna was named to the list of 40 Under 40, honoring up-and-coming Denver leaders. Now as an inductee to the 40 Under 40 Hall of Fame, Leanna joins Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, who was the DBJ’s inaugural Hall of Fame inductee in 2020, in this prestigious group of leaders who have accomplished much and still have their greatest contributions ahead of them.

As Leanna took the reins at GSCO in May 2020, the organization was responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and developed a wide variety of virtual programming so girls could continue on their Girl Scout Leadership Experience journey. With Leanna’s leadership and community connections, Girl Scouts of Colorado extended its diversity, equity, and inclusion badge work beyond Girl Scouts to families and community members, and took the lead on a series of roundtable discussions about race. Now in the midst of the Girl Scout Cookie Program, she continues to help girls find new and innovative ways to safely reach their cookie goals and learn essential life skills.

Additionally, making a difference in her community, being an advocate for girls and women, and championing female ambition have long been traits Leanna values. She was named a Woman of Distinction by Girl Scouts of Colorado in 2009, co-chaired the signature event in 2014, and has remained well-connected to the network of amazing women. She’s also served on the boards of the DPS Foundation, Colorado Music Hall of Fame, Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce, Volunteers of America, the Red Cross and many others.

Girl Scouts from the Pikes Peak Region Donate Items for Pets in Need

As many as 100 Girl Scouts from troops across the Pikes Peak region teamed up to collect items for Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region. The organization created an Amazon Wish List, which included peanut butter, kennels, hand sanitizer, dog treats, food, toys, and more. On Wednesday, September 30, 2020, Girl Scouts and their families stopped by the parking lot for the Rocky Mountain Vibes baseball stadium to drop off the items they collected. This event followed all local COVID-19 guidelines.

Girl Scouts of Colorado’s new Chief Executive Officer Leanna Clark, along with her adopted rescue dog Sabe, were also at the event. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many Colorado Girl Scouts have not had the opportunity to meet or see Leanna in person. She thanked the Girl Scouts for their hard work on the project and presented them with her special CEO patch. It features Sabe, along with Colorado’s state flower, the columbine. The patch ties to things about Girl Scouts that are important to Leanna: friendships, leadership opportunities, and ways to get outdoors and appreciate the beautiful state we call home!

Campfire Chat with GSCO CEO Stephanie Foote and Incoming CEO Leanna Clark

We’re so excited to welcome Leanna Clark as Girl Scouts of Colorado’s new CEO. In her first few weeks, she’s looking forward to “meeting” a wide variety of Girl Scouts of Colorado stakeholders and is excited to learn more about our community statewide.

The campfire has always been a place to come together to share stories, learn about each other, and grow closer as Girl Scout sisters. Join GSCO for a virtual campfire chat with CEO Stephanie Foote, as she talks with incoming CEO Leanna Clark. Learn more about Leanna and hear from Stephanie about her favorite memories leading GSCO. Click here to watch.

Campfire Chat Transcript

A Message from Rae Ann Dougherty


As Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Board Chair, let me introduce you to Leanna Clark, our incoming CEO. While I would prefer to do so in person, virtually will have to do for now. History is on our side as Stephanie departs and Leanna arrives.

Over the years, you benefited from the legacy Stephanie created. Turns out Stephanie’s retirement aligns with World War II Memorial dedication date (2004), another powerful legacy. Wow!

Leanna, a Colorado native, is poised to ensure our ongoing success of providing amazing Girl Scout experiences. Leanna began the same day in history of Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination to serve as the first Hispanic Supreme Court Justice (2008)– a fitting highlight of our Movement’s diversity, equity, and inclusion strategy.

Do you think we can serve every Colorado girl? I do, especially considering the depth and breadth of Leanna’s experience. Exhilarating when our future is so bright.

Girl Scouts of Colorado welcomes new CEO

The Girl Scouts of Colorado Board of Directors is excited to announce the selection of Leanna Clark as our new CEO. This appointment comes after a nationwide search and an extensive interview process. Leanna will begin leading the organization on May 26, 2020.

Leanna comes to Girl Scouts of Colorado with decades of experience in leadership positions and a robust background in marketing and communications, including 12 years as an owner of one of Denver’s largest marketing and public relations firms.  She’s held leadership roles in Denver’s corporate, foundation, and nonprofit communities, most recently as Vice Chancellor of University Communications for University of Colorado Denver.

“Leanna brings a wealth of experience to Girl Scouts of Colorado,” Girl Scouts of Colorado Chair of the Board Rae Ann Dougherty said. “She’s energetic, fresh, and dynamic. I’m certain she will continue the legacy of leadership and guide us to a bright future.”

Making a difference in her community, being an advocate for girls and women, and championing female ambition have long been traits Leanna values. She was named a Woman of Distinction by Girl Scouts of Colorado in 2009, co-chaired the signature event in 2014, and remained well-connected to the network of amazing women.

“I’ve had close ties to this organization and its mission for many years,” Leanna said. “Now, I’m excited to bring my skills and leadership to the table and be a bigger part of building the future generation of female leaders.”

Leanna currently serves on the board of directors for the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce, Women’s Forum of Colorado, Denver Public Schools Foundation, RISE Society for Women & Girls, and the Colorado Music Hall of Fame.

She has been recognized as One of the Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Colorado by the Colorado Women’s Chamber and has been honored twice by the Denver Business Journal as a “PowerBook” award recipient and one of the “Forty Under 40” top young business leaders. She’s received national recognition from the Universal Press Syndicate as part of its “Workwise” Awards, honoring innovation and creativity among workplace leaders. In addition, she was named a ‘Woman of Achievement’ by the Association for Women in Communications.

Leanna takes over from Stephanie Foote who is retiring at the end of May after 12 years with Girl Scouts of Colorado. Under Stephanie’s leadership, Girl Scouts of Colorado has reversed the trend of declining membership, made savvy financial decisions putting the organization on solid fiscal ground, increased programs to serve the most vulnerable populations, and elevated the Girl Scout Leadership Experience for all girls but especially those earning Highest Awards.

Leanna is excited to take the reins from Stephanie, a fellow Girl Scouts’ Woman of Distinction.

“The positive momentum for Girl Scouts of Colorado – even through this world pandemic – gives me the chance to build on a solid foundation and explore new ways to serve more girls and give them the tools to lead, break barriers, and create positive change in their communities,” she said.

Watch our website, blog, and social media for upcoming opportunities for girls, volunteers, and community members to meet Leanna virtually until we’re able to gather again for a traditional Girl Scout friendship squeeze.