Camp Fire First Texas is thrilled to announce the appointment of Jenny Wester as the organization’s new Vice President of Youth Development. With a strong background in youth engagement, education, and leadership, Wester brings a wealth of experience and a fresh perspective to the Camp Fire team.
In her role as Vice President of Youth Development, Wester will oversee and lead the strategic direction of Camp Fire’s afterschool programs, Teens in Action, and school-based day camp programs, ensuring that the organization continues to provide high-quality, innovative, and impactful experiences for young people in North Texas.
“We are delighted to welcome Jenny Wester as our new Vice President of Youth Development,” said Brian Miller, Interim President/CEO of Camp Fire First Texas. “Jenny’s passion for youth development, coupled with her proven leadership track record, makes her an ideal addition to our nonprofit. Her energy, expertise, and commitment to our mission will undoubtedly strengthen our impact on the lives of young people.”
Prior to joining Camp Fire, Wester was Vice President of Product Program, Retail and Customer Experience at the Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains. She has previously held positions with DHL/EXCEL.
“I remember taking an aptitude test in college and it said I was naturally suited best to work in logistics or where I had an opportunity to give back to the community. I started out in logistics. There I realized one of my best natural skills was the ability to rapidly calculate risk and break down problems into manageable pieces. I could see the most efficient way to overcome the issues and lead my team to success. Then all those things led me to Girl Scouts. It gave me the opportunity to use my logistics skills as well as my drive to make a difference in youth. I’m excited to contribute to the growth and development of the young people Camp Fire First Texas serves,” said Wester. “Camp Fire’s legacy of providing transformative experiences aligns with my personal values, and I am excited to work collaboratively with the team to create even more opportunities for young individuals to discover their potential and thrive.”
Wester has been involved in several local organizations, including Directors of Volunteers in Agencies (DOVIA) Tarrant County, Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Boy Scouts of America, Civic Engagement, and Leadership Fort Worth.
Wester is a graduate of the University of North Texas (UNT), Denton, where she earned a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Entrepreneurship in 2008.
Connect with Jenny at [email protected] or 817.831.2111, ext. 107.
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About Camp Fire First Texas
Camp Fire First Texas invests in North Texas communities by providing out-of-school time and outdoor learning programs for children and youth while also offering workforce development programs for the educators who care for them.
Our programs stand out as they are uniquely focused on the two periods of greatest brain growth and development: early childhood and early adolescence; leverage the impact of the outdoor environment on the brain to educate and connect children to each other and the world around them; and maintain a continuous improvement loop to maximize community impact.
Camp Fire believes in the dignity and the intrinsic worth of every human being. We strive to create safe and inclusive environments that celebrate diversity and foster positive relationships.