Nancy Wright is the CEO of the Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana and has a proven track record in leading cross-functional teams within diverse business environments, focusing on revenue results, developing new business and building brands.
As CEO, Nancy loves seeing Girl Scouts bringing their dreams to life as they change the world for the better. Through programs, Girl Scouts of all backgrounds and abilities can be unapologetically themselves as they discover their strengths and rise to meet new challenges.
In 2022, Nancy was included in iHeartMedia Chicago’s Women Who WIN Class of 2022 which celebrated dynamic women leaders who have made a significant impact in the community as a direct result of their exceptional leadership. In addition, Nancy was recognized by Chicago Business Journal as a “Women of Influence” honoree, as well as Authorities Magazine’s Social Impact Hero in 2021. Nancy currently serves on the Resilient Schools Certification Advisory Council with Lurie Children’s Hospital, is a member of the Woman’s Athletic Club of Chicago and a past Girl Scout leader and alumna.
Patty joined the Council in 2012 and is now Chief of Staff. Patty and her team oversee all internal operations, including the Cookie Program, Retail, Camp Program, Property, Finance, Information Technology and Human Resources. Prior to the Girl Scouts, Patty held a variety of roles in for-profit industries, including financial services, higher education, chemical, and consumer products.
A Campfire Girl growing up, Patty's first direct involvement in the Girl Scouts was as volunteer for her daughter's Girl Scout troop, helping to carpool and sell cookies. The troop experience as a parent gave Patty direct insight into the positive impact Girl Scouts has on girls. Friday nights in the summer, you can find Patty at the beach in Evanston, sharing a pizza and glass of wine with her husband. When cooler weather sets in, Patty enjoys a good book with her dog sleeping at her feet.