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Kim E. Fraites-Dow

2016 Speaker

KIM E. FRAITES-DOW currently serves as the CEO for the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania. She joined in March 2011 as the chief development and marketing officer. Integral to her success has been her leadership in recruiting key personnel, building collaboration across diverse teams of people, and developing relationships across GSEP’s 9-county footprint.  Together with the board, staff and volunteers, GSEP recently earned Top Ten status nationally for girl and adult membership, stabilizing membership locally during a period of national membership decline. Prior to joining GSEP, Fraites-Dow served as director of institutional giving and government relations at The Franklin Institute. Additionally, she secured and stewarded multiple six and seven-figure private and public commitments for the Inspire Science capital campaign. Prior to The Franklin Institute, she progressed in leadership roles within the development department at The Philadelphia Orchestra. She serves on the boards of the Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra, and the Cooperative Nursery School, where she serves as the banking treasurer, and is a past board member of the Garces Foundation and the Asian Mosaic Fund. Trained as a classical clarinetist at the Eastman School of Music, Fraites-Dow also earned a psychology degree from the University of Rochester, and an arts administration certificate from New York University. @kimfraitesdow