Mary Barneby has served as the Chief Executive Officer for Girl
Scouts of Connecticut since October 2012. In this capacity, she
oversees the delivery of programs and services to nearly 30,000 girl
and 16,000 adult members throughout the state of Connecticut.
Mary has demonstrated leadership and a strong commitment to the
advancement of others through her successful career in the financial
services industry where she has held senior roles for more than 30
years. She has also been an active and enthusiastic volunteer leader
in a number of community-based and national not-for-profit
organizations throughout her business career, with an emphasis on the
advancement of girls and women. She was a Girl Scout in Brooklyn, NY
and attributes the challenge of earning badges to her drive for
achievement of tangible results in her personal and professional lives
as an adult.
Mary is a graduate of New York University and holds a Master of
Business Administration in Finance from Fordham University. She
completed post graduate coursework in finance at the Wharton School.
She has served as both a Director and the President of the Financial
Women’s Association of New York, a professional organization with more
than 1200 members. From 1992-1996, she was Chair of the Board of the
American Heart Association’s New York City Affiliate and served as
National Chair of the AHA’s Investment Subcommittee during that time.
In 2008, she was a recipient of the Women's Venture Fund's
"Highest Leaf Award" for her efforts as a mentor and role
model to other women. She was also recognized by the YWCA of New York
in their 37th Annual Women Achiever's Awards and acknowledged by the
National Organization of Italian American Women as a “Wise Woman” in 2014.
In addition to her role at Girl Scouts of Connecticut, Mary serves
as a Trustee of the First Investor Mutual Funds, a $13 billion mutual
fund family and she is also a Governor Emeritus for the University of
New Haven, where she currently serves as a member of the Advisory
Boards for the School of Arts and Sciences and the College of Hotel
and Hospitality Management.