Who We Are

Governance Gal® was founded in 2021. Today we’re a team of 9 experienced association and nonprofit professionals serving local, statewide, and national clients. It’s not just a “Gal” anymore, we have guys and gals on our team!

Our model is simple: We support exceptional governance by developing leadership in the boardroom. We focus on getting the right people, doing the right things, using the right tools, to get the right result—allowing volunteers to spend more of their time focused on meaningful mission-driven work. Governance Gal® consists of a team of talented professionals led by Founder & CEO Marie Stravlo, IOM, CAE, who combine to provide expertise in a variety of areas. Our team works with you to develop a plan to reach your goals. Want to work with Governance Gal? Contact us here.

Meet Marie Stravlo, IOM, CAE

Marie has over 15 years of non-profit experience with a focus on organizational governance and operations. Marie has a passion for creating strong volunteer boards that are guided by a strategic plan and who set clear policy and priorities so that staff and other volunteers can do their job and execute the goals and objectives of the organization.

Meet Luke B., MBA, MDSS

Luke brings a wealth of experience and dedication to his role, boasting an illustrious 25-year career in the military. Throughout his journey, he has demonstrated exemplary leadership across various levels of command, ranging from the tactical unit level to headquarters staff at the Pentagon. His extensive operational expertise has taken him on deployments to numerous global theaters in support of United States Special Operations Command taskings, including several combat missions.

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