Woodcraft Rangers Welcomes Julee Brooks As New CEO
Woodcraft Rangers, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit offering comprehensive after school programs to more than 60 schools, parks and community centers, is proud to announce Julee Brooks as their incoming Chief Executive Officer succeeding interim CEO John Schauweker.
“On behalf of the Board, we are thrilled to have Julee as our next CEO,” said Jonathan Sweet, Vice President Elect and Treasurer of the Board of Directors. “She has the vision, passion and knowledge to elevate the Woodcraft Rangers organization.”
Ms. Brooks is a strategic leader with nearly 20 years of experience guiding nonprofit organizations through dynamic organizational growth. Her many accomplishments include bolstering fundraising by engaging support of strategic partners, foundations and individual supporters, elevating and expanding programs, and strengthening organizations through effective brand building. Additionally, Ms. Brooks has been instrumental in leading Boards in their strategic planning processes.
“It is such a privilege to partner with the Board and staff of Woodcraft Rangers in this next chapter,” said Ms. Brooks. “I am honored to join an organization with such a rich legacy and grateful for the opportunity to build upon nearly 100 years of extraordinary service to the youth of Los Angeles.”
Envision Consulting (Envision), a Pasadena-based nonprofit consulting firm, was retained to conduct the CEO search. After receiving more than 200 applications, recruiting more than 25 and hand-picked professionals, Envision selected four strong candidates to present to the Board.
“Julee’s experience and outstanding resume speaks for itself,” Partner Matt Kamin Matt Kamin said. “She is an outstanding professional who will take Woodcraft Rangers to new heights, increasing their visibility further positively impacting the lives of students.”
Ms. Brooks obtained her Bachelor’s degree from Centre College in Dramatic Arts and Government, and her Master of Fine Arts degree from University of North Carolina in Theatre for Youth.