Girl Scout alumna to oversee 4,100 girls and 1,400 volunteers in 6 counties
LAS VEGAS – Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada (GSSNV) announced today that Kimberly Trueba has been named Chief Executive Officer after a nationwide search. Trueba, a Las Vegas resident, is an experienced executive with twenty-five years of design and business strategy, organizational development, and operations expertise. She replaces Helen Wronski, who took over as interim CEO in November 2016.
Trueba, who assumes the position on April 30, most recently served in an executive leadership role with Forté Specialty Contractors, a construction firm specializing in building experiential environments in the hospitality, restaurant, and entertainment industries. A second-generation design professional, Trueba has directed many of the nation’s premier design firms on highly notable hospitality and entertainment projects. A service-oriented leader, Trueba has collaborated with clients around the world including Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Auberge Resorts, Mandarin Oriental, Walt Disney Company, and Wynn Resorts.
Trueba began her career as a Design and Development Manager with Walt Disney Imagineering for projects such as World of Disney, Disney’s Old Key West Resort, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, among many others. One of Trueba’s greatest rewards has been contributing to the career growth of young professionals.
“The Girl Scouts organization has impacted many women’s lives and careers, including mine,” said Trueba. “I look forward to celebrating girl stories and advocating for future female leaders in our community. All-girl environments, like Girl Scouts, allow girls to be themselves and feel safe to engage and share ideas on their journey to becoming empowered women. I believe Girl Scouts teaches girls that there’s enormous potential and power in being a girl!”
A Wichita, Kansas native, Trueba received her degree in Interior Architecture from Kansas State University where she was honored with the Honoree Alumni Award in 2001 for her continued support of the college and its graduates. A Girl Scout alumna, Trueba spent her youth as a member of the Girl Scouts of Central Illinois (formerly Land of Lincoln Girl Scouts Council) and the Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland (formerly Golden Plains Council) where her mother was an active Troop Leader.
“On behalf of the Board of Directors and the 5,500 local girl and adult members, I’m thrilled to welcome Kimberly to the Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada,” said Patty Lee, President of GSSNV’s Board of Directors. “Whether as a Girl Scout camping with her troop, being a creative force behind some of Disney’s most recognized developments, or leading successful teams, Kimberly is the very essence of a G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, and Leader). There has never been a more vital time to empower young women in our community to lead lives of courage, confidence, and character. Under Kimberly’s leadership, we look forward to welcoming more female leaders into the premier girl-led and girl-focused organization in Southern Nevada.”
About Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada
Founded on April 14, 1932 in Boulder City, Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada (GSSNV) is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. GSSNV focuses on four key pillars: STEAM, Outdoor, Life Skills, and Entrepreneurship.