Camp Fire First Texas announced the appointment of Jenny Wester as the organization’s new Vice President of Youth Development. With a 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, SteerFW, 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.