Please join us as we congratulate Melissa Stricherz, who will serve as Scout executive of the Central Minnesota Council in Sartell, Minnesota, effective March 1, 2020.
Melissa began her Scouting career in 1999 as an endowment director for the Mid-America Council in Omaha, Nebraska. While in Omaha, she also served as a district executive and eventually director of finance service. In 2016, Melissa was selected to serve as the field service council executive of the Southern Shores Field Service Council in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Melissa is a Vigil Honor member of the Order of the Arrow and Wood Badge trained. In 2013, she completed her dream Philmont trek of 83 miles with her son. She enjoys exercising, hiking, baking, reading, and is very excited to be a part of the 2021 National Jamboree staff.
Melissa and her husband, Craig, have two children. Sydney is finishing her senior year in college with plans to pursue her occupational degree, and Brendan is a military police officer in the Army National Guard pursuing an interest in law enforcement and construction management.
Melissa has a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree with emphasis in Nonprofit Management and has earned her Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) certification from the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
In the comments below, please help us welcome Melissa to her new role in the BSA as she joins in partnership with the volunteers and staff of the Central Minnesota Council to deliver quality Scouting experiences to the young people of the communities they serve.