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Raylene Decatur

Decatur & Company designs and implements processes that focus on helping individuals and groups accelerate their progress at work. Since 2004, the firm has provided strategy and leadership transition services for nonprofit organizations, ranging from start-ups with annual budgets of less than one million dollars per year, to complex, mature organizations with over 65 million dollar budgets. For more information regarding Decatur & Company please visit

Raylene gained her insights in board governance, talent management, strategic thinking, and organization development through extensive leadership and management experience. Her professional experience includes positions at well-respected institutions, such as, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Chief Operating Officer of the Maryland Science Center in Baltimore, and Director of Exhibitions of the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia. In addition, she worked at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.

Raylene chairs the board of Beyond Campus Innovations (BCI), a wholly owned entity of the Colorado State University System Foundation, which is a leading eLearning development and consulting company. BCI partners with businesses, government agencies, and educational institutions to deliver state-of-the-art eLearning solutions that meet the needs of the 21st century workforce. She is an active member and former Colorado President of the International Women’s Forum. Since 1996, Raylene has also been actively involved in Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and YPO Gold. She received her B.A. with Distinction from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville and her M.A. from The George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

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