Senior Level Staff
Gail McNutt, Chief Executive Officer
Gail McNutt has served as chief executive officer of Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes (GSNWGL) since 2010. Prior to joining GSNWGL, she held the positions of vice president of human resources and senior vice president of finance at Schneider National. Gail is deeply rooted in the Green Bay community, where she has held board and volunteer positions with several organizations including the Women’s Fund of Greater Green Bay, Greater Green Bay Branding Initiative, American Foundation of Counseling Services, Bellin Foundation, Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, and Greater Green Bay Area Community Foundation. Gail also completed Marquette University’s prestigious social innovation training. Gail’s personal mantra comes from Margaret Mead who said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” Gail lives in Green Bay with her husband and dog and enjoys fitness, keeping up on the adventures of her grown children, and making community connections.
Jodi Dahlke, Chief People Officer
Jodi Dahlke joined the GSNWGL team in 2014 as our Chief People Officer and brings with her over 20 years of experience in human resources, teaching and small business management. She has a passion for training and development, recruiting, and employee relations. Her interim as Regional HR Director for Festival Foods provided a unique training ground for our multi-county staff structure. Jodi holds a BS in information technology and MBA’s in business management and human resource management. She holds memberships in Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), Women in Management, National Association of Professional Women, and Servant Leaders of Wisconsin. When not wearing her GSNWGL hat Jodi enjoys cottage time with her husband of 24 years, water-related recreation and keeping in touch with her two grown sons. Jodi is inspired to constantly strive for improvement by this Benjamin Franklin quote, “It is the first responsibility of every citizen to question authority.”
Colleen Bennett, Comptroller
Colleen Bennett has been a member of the GSNWGL finance staff since 2008. Prior to joining the finance department, Colleen earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa and worked in the real estate industry doing title closing and mortgage lending. She also spent several years at home raising her three children.
Colleen’s passion for non-profit and volunteer work extends back many years. She has served as Troop Cookie Manager for her daughter’s Fox River Area Girl Scout troop, treasurer for her two son’s Bay Lakes Boy Scout pack, served two terms as treasurer for the Houdini Elementary PTA in Appleton, and also served as the treasurer for the Appleton Area School District’s Citywide PTA.
Colleen lives in Appleton with her husband and three children. When not working, Colleen enjoys reading, quilting, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.
Angela Thoune, Chief Development Officer
Angela Thoune earned her BA from Lakeland College where she double majored in Business Administration and Hospitality Management. She has held a number of leadership roles since then; most recently in the financial services sector. Angela brings a strong leadership background as well as a wealth of knowledge in growing a business and creating successful teams.
Angela’s passion for Girl Scouts comes from being a Girl Scout as a young child and a troop leader for her daughter’s local Green Bay troop. Seeing first-hand how Girl Scouts helps girls and fosters sense of excitement and challenge motivated her to leave her career in the corporate sector and focus her full attention and energy on work that truly makes an impact.
Amy Schultz, Chief Operating Officer
Amy Schultz is GSNWGL’s chief operating officer and has worked with Girl Scouts since 1998, overseeing membership, programming, property, and outdoor programming. As a Girl Scout growing up, she has many fond memories of her summers as a camper and program aide. Prior to the nation-wide Girl Scout council realignment in 2008, Amy worked for Woodland Council, based out of Wisconsin Rapids, as a camp director, program director, assistant executive director, and interim CEO. Amy has a degree in environmental education from UW-Stevens Point, a certificate in nonprofit management, and a professional credential in volunteer administration. Prior to her career in Girl Scouting, she worked in nature centers and museums. She is a past board member of the Central Wisconsin Children’s Museum, former board president of Portage County Alliance for Youth, and was active with Portage County AODA Coalition, Planned Giving Portage County, and Leadership Portage County. Amy is also a grant reviewer for the Wisconsin Environmental Education Board and a founding board member of the Wisconsin Nonprofits Association. She has been active with committees and vision teams of the United Ways in Portage County, Wisconsin Rapids, and Marshfield. She lives with her husband and son in Plover and in her free time, enjoys canoeing, cross-country skiing, reading, and spending time at their northwoods cabin.
Judy Nagel, Board Chair
Judy is a graduate of North Iowa Area Community College and a Chartered Financial Consultant through the America College. She is currently Vice President- Investment Officer with Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC; she has a thirty four year career managing investment portfolios. In the 1980’s she served on the board of the Lac Baie Girl Scout Council as well as the Finance Committee. Later she served as President of the Council. Under her tenure one million dollars were raised to build the program center in Green Bay. Judy has served either on the board or as President of numerous organizations; currently on the board of St Mary’s and St. Vincent’s Hospitals, Green Bay Botanical Garden, Rotary Foundation, TEMPO International Foundation, and Bay Area Community Council. Past Board President positions have included; St Mary’s Hospital Foundation, Neville Public Museum, Bay Area Community Council, State Curators Wisconsin State Historical Society, and Brown County Mutual Housing Association. Former board positions also include Greater Green Bay Community Foundation, Maritime Museum, Women’s’ Fund of Green Bay and, Meyer Theatre Restoration. Each offered a new opportunity to learn and give back to the community. Our youth are our future, so this is the most valued of all the investments we can make.
Board of Directors 2016-2017
This year we asked our new Board of Directors to share with us, Twitter-style( in 140 characters or less), which of the three C’s in the Girl Scout Mission speaks to them most and why. Here’s what they had to say!
Judy Nagel, President – De Pere, WI
“Character, is what makes you do the right thing when no one is looking. That is the “C” that means the most to me.”
Diane Roundy, First Vice-Chair – Greenleaf, WI
“While courage, confidence, and character are all very important words, confidence speaks to me the most. The definition of confidence includes these very powerful words: trust, belief and reliability. As a lifelong Girl Scout, I strive to represent these traits each and every day.”
Patrice Pergolski, Second Vice-Chair – Weston, WI
Leah Lasecki, Treasurer – Pulaski, WI
Joanne Weber, Secretary – De Pere, WI
“To be a great leader one needs Confidence and Character along with Courage so all 3 C’s are extremely important.”
Directors at Large
Barb Dulmes – Cadott, WI
“Character is the C that speaks to me. A girl with a strong character will also reflect courage and confidence in thought, word, and deed.”
Megan Fenner, girl member – Chippewa Falls, WI
“I believe that courage represents someone who is strong and isn’t afraid to step out of their comfort zone, it means to love yourself first then love the people around you second because learning to love yourself is a challenge on its own.”
Mary Grace – Appleton, WI
“If Girl Scouting builds girls of character, those girls will have the confidence to make a positive difference in their world and the courage to be true to their values.”
Heidi Halberg – Oshkosh, WI
“Character is knowing what is right and wrong, to have the courage to test your boundaries and the confidence to work with others.”
Sherry Jasper – Chippewa Falls, WI
“Courage is facing your own fears to do what your heart and gut tell you needs doing. Rise up to make the world a better place. If not me, who?”
Nicole Kleist, Iron Mountain, MI
Karen Kollmann, ex officio – De Pere, WI
Sharon Kozicki – De Pere, WI
“Courage speaks the most to me. Courage is the “C” that gets you up and out the door every morning to take on life’s challenges and make the world a better place.”
Regina Lobner – girl member – Appleton, WI
“Being a Girl Scout for twelve years has shown me how much the courage to try new things matters to the advancement of every young girl.”
Lynn Moon – Marquette, MI
“Courage speaks to my heart. If you have courage, you have the confidence to do the right thing, to step outside your comfort zone, to step up and lead.”
Chris Norseng – Chippewa Falls, WI
“Girl Scouts learn confidence, which fuels courage. COURAGEOUS girls can do anything!”
Maureen O’Hern Hahn – Appleton, WI
“Confidence – Scouting helps girls learn when they start something, they’ll finish it. That confidence leads girls to do more for themselves and others.”
Cisco Rosales – Green Bay, WI
Heidi Selberg – Green Bay, WI
“It’s hard to pick, but courage speaks most loudly to me—character and confidence can often be built by acting courageously.”
Kelly Steelman – Houghton, MI
Anne Treankler – Steven’s Point, WI
“The “C” that speaks to me most and why: Character is standing up to do what is right, especially when it is not easy. It takes both courage and confidence to exhibit character.”
The democratic process allows GSNWGL members to influence major decisions affecting our Council. While not every member can vote or make final policy decisions, this process ensures that each member is informed about Council issues and needs and can provide input to our board of directors.
Become a Board Member
The members of our Council’s board of directors and board committees provide direction and leadership to GSNWGL’s operations. Members of the board and board committees must be recommended by another person.
Girl Board Members
Girl Scouts are eligible to serve on our board of directors or a board committee. Girls serving on the board must be 16-18 years of age, and for a board committee must be 14-18 years of age. Girls interested in applying may fill out the girl application form.
Recommending a Board Member
If you would like to recommend someone to our Council’s board of directors or a board committee, please fill out the following forms as appropriate.
2017 National Convention and National Council Session
Experience networking with volunteers from across the country and around the world! Enjoy convention activities designed to celebrate Girl Scouting and to motivate and reinvigorate volunteers and staff. Participate in governance learning opportunities, panel discussions, celebrations, educational sessions, and more. You can attend as a voting member or non-voting member.
Attending as a voting member (National Delegate)
Are you interested in our national organization’s democratic process? The Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes Council is eligible to send approximately ten Voting Members and three alternates to the convention. GSNWGL is looking for volunteers ages 14 and older. Do you want to represent GSNWGL in Ohio? Apply today!
Attending as a Member (Official Visitor)
Want to attend the Fifty-Fourth National Council Session/2017 Convention in Columbus, Ohio as a non-voting Member? Contact Ally Clark Peterson at 888-747-6945 for more information.