Camp Fire Names Award-Winning Diversity and Inclusion Leader Jeanetta Darno to its National Board of Trustees

Darno brings more than 20 years of experience in Fortune 100 companies and leadership as a highly-decorated military veteran to the national organization

 

National youth development organization Camp Fire announced today that Jeanetta Darno, an award-winning diversity and inclusion leader and CEO of Strategic HR Advisors, has been elected to Camp Fire’s National Board of Trustees.

Darno brings more than 20 years of experience working for Fortune 100 companies across various industries including discount retail, financial services, health care, and retail fashion. Combined with her experience as a highly-decorated military veteran, Darno’s unique leadership background has given her profound understanding on how to help organizations transform their cultures and create environments where leaders and teams unlock their full potential and achieve optimal performance.

“As the new President and CEO of Camp Fire, I am fortunate to inherit a strong Board of Directors that continues to add impressive members like Jeanetta in order to lead Camp Fire into the future,” said Greg Zweber. “I am extremely pleased to welcome Jeanetta to our Board and am energized by the possibilities that her expertise brings to Camp Fire.”

Darno served as an airborne officer in the U.S. Army where she led combined logistics movement control teams in the Middle East, Asia, Egypt, Operations Desert Shield and Storm. Today, she helps companies solve their most challenging talent issues. Her company Strategic HR Advisors brings expertise in diversity and inclusion, team effectiveness, and executive coaching to its clients and is a minority, women- and veteran-owned firm and certified provider of Hogan assessments, DiSC and MBTI.

“Jeanetta’s leadership and diversity and inclusion experience is exactly what Camp Fire needs right now,” said Board Chair Jane Parker, and CEO of Interbrand Health. “Her high level of expertise and passion will continue to position Camp Fire in the forefront of youth development work.”

Darno is a member of the Executive Leadership Council, a professional organization for the senior-most ranking African American corporate executives across Fortune 500 Companies, and was awarded the Ohio Diversity Council’s Most Powerful and Influential Woman Award, Diversity in Business First Outstanding Diversity Role Model Award, and the Ohio Diversity Council Multicultural Leadership Award.

Darno has an MBA from Fisher College at The Ohio State University, a Master’s degree in Human Resources from the Texas A&M University and a Bachelor’s degree from Jackson State University.

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ABOUT CAMP FIRE

Camp Fire has been an inclusive, innovative leader in youth development since 1910. Its proven programs give kids the life skills they need now so they can succeed and thrive. Last year, Camp Fire’s
53 councils served more than 187,000 youth and families across 25 states and in D.C. All Camp Fire programs are based on cutting-edge research and founded on the pillars of Social Emotional Learning (SEL), delivered through Out-of-School-Time (OST) programs, environmental education and camp, and teen service and leadership development. Because youth shape the world, Camp Fire’s focus is on giving youth and teens the opportunity to find their spark, lift their voice, and discover who they are. For more information, visit campfire.org

 

For more information please contact:

Erin Risner, Director of Marketing & Communications, Camp Fire National Headquarters

816.285.2001, Erin.risner@campfire.org

Austin Rinker, Quillin Advertising, Public Relations and Social Media

515.991.0447, arinker@quillinlv.com