Senior Vice President, Strategy
Elizabeth Fowlkes serves as senior vice president, strategy, for Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA). She is responsible for the development and adoption of a common strategic direction for the network of 4,700 Boys & Girls Clubs that serve 4.6 million young people annually. Elizabeth is also responsible for leading the national organization’s strategic and operational planning processes and leading cross-functional strategic priorities for the organization.
Elizabeth is focused on supporting Clubs in delivering world-class youth experiences and producing a new generation of leaders. Previously, as senior vice president, youth development, she was responsible for the national program strategy supporting BGCA’s priority outcomes of academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. Elizabeth also led the measurement function for BGCA overseeing measurement and evaluation strategy, including design and development of BGCA’s National Youth Outcomes Initiative, an unparalleled system built to measure the impact of Boys & Girls Clubs and enable continuous improvement.
Before joining BGCA, Elizabeth worked at Standard & Poor’s managing systems supporting data-driven decision-making in the K-12 education sector. Her experience also includes developing and leading youth programs and community and school partnerships focused on arts education.
Elizabeth holds a master’s degree in education leadership and policy from Teacher’s College at Columbia University and an undergraduate degree from Northwestern University. She is an alumna of the Institute for Educational Leadership’s Education Policy Fellowship Program.