Laura Bassett, Chief Financial Officer
Laura Bassett is Chief Financial Officer for Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital, responsible for financial planning and budgeting, record-keeping, contracts, as well as financial reporting for the 15.6M nonprofit organization. She also oversees strategy for the organization’s iconic cookie sale, technology, retail operations, eight camps and six offices. Laura grew-up as a Girl Scout, rising to the highest level of achievement, known at the time as First Class, (today, called the Gold Award). She is committed to strengthening the organization while using resources wisely, in order to bring the leadership program to more girls. Previous to joining the Girl Scout team, Laura had a long career leading financial departments in the publishing industry, previously working for Sunset Publishing Corp, Gannett, and a host of independent newspapers. She received her MBA in Finance from Santa Clara University and Bachelors in Finance from the University of Massachusetts. Along with her strong expertise in finance, Ms. Bassett is dedicated to the mission of the Girl Scout organization, volunteering as a troop leader and in the cookie program. Laura resides in Oakton, VA with her husband. She is active in her community, previously serving on the Superintendent’s Community Advisory Council for Fairfax County public schools.