Beth Shelton is the Chief Executive Office of Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa.
Beth oversees all operations for 14,000 members in portions of Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota. Beth has extensive experience in organizational change, sales and recruitment, cause-marketing, advocacy and public speaking. Beth led Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa to record revenue and membership growth. She simultaneously spearheaded a cultural transformation that led to her organization being named on the selective Best Workplaces in Iowa in 2018.
She has served as an adjunct instructor in management and has won regional and national awards for her work and innovation in fundraising. Beth was named on the People to Watch in 2017 list by the Des Moines Register, honored as a 40 under 40 by the Des Moines Business Record and highlighted in the Women Who Mean Business showcase by DSM Magazine. Beth received her undergraduate degree from Simpson College and her MBA from Drake University. Beth received the 2018 Alumni Achievement award from Simpson College and has been selected as a guest lecturer in the Drake University MBA program. Beth was recently named the 2019 recipient of the Young Alumni Achievement Award by Drake University and was selected to serve on the Girl Scouts of the USA national cookie steering committee, shaping the strategy for the nearly billion dollar Girl Scout cookie program.
Beth, a life-long amputee, also serves on the board for the Iowa Amputee Golf Association, raising scholarships for families affected by the trauma and impact of limb loss. She has a lifelong love of sports, having been a 3-time collegiate MVP, and coaches youth teams in basketball and softball. She also serves on the Iowa Women Lead Change steering council, the Iowa Women of Achievement Awards Committee and the Iowa Women’s Foundation Child Care Crisis Task Force. She leads a Girl Scout troop of 53 girls in the heart of Des Moines and is involved in various philanthropic endeavors in central Iowa.
Beth resides in Des Moines with her husband Mark, 3 children and 2 dogs.