Marla Meyer is a strong supporter of leadership development for women
and girls and loves working with Girl Scouts. She is a mom and aunt to
two amazing Girl Scouts, Madi and Savannah. For them and all Girl
Scouts, she works to unleash the power of girls through experiences
that build leaders of tomorrow and help them realize there is always a
solution to every problem. “Think like McGyver,” as Marla would say.
One thing you might not know about Girl Scouts—Dakota Horizons’ CEO,
is that she spent her childhood on a farm near Beaver Creek, MN, with
sheep, more sheep and lots of sheep. Marla’s down to earth personality
started on that farm and grew into a love of getting to know people
authentically, and engaging people in their interests and figuring out
how to make life fun and adventurous.
Marla’s love of iconic brands (like Girl Scouts) led her to work for
more than 20 years for Coca-Cola and Pepsi, at the forefront of sales,
marketing and service leadership across the United States and Canada.
Marla holds an MBA in Marketing from the Craig School of Business,
California State University and a Bachelor of Science Degree in
Marketing and Management from Minnesota State University, but her
biggest accomplishment is being a mom to twins, Max and Madi.
Which Girl Scout cookie is your favorite?
Samoas! What’s better than crisp cookies, coated in caramel and
sprinkled with toasted coconut? And the best part? Dark Chocolate
stripes on top of it all!