Raylene Decatur • Managing Director & Principal

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Raylene Decatur

For over 30 years, Raylene Decatur has served the nonprofit community. She joined Kittleman & Associates in 2006 and manages its Western Regional office in Denver, Colorado. Her experience in the nonprofit sector fuels her passion for developing and implementing processes to support successful leadership transitions. Her wholistic perspective supports the needs of boards and staff before, during and after a search. Annually, Raylene works with a diverse cross sample of nonprofit organizations and has consulted with over 80 organizations since 2006.

She gained many of her insights regarding leadership transition through extensive leadership and management experience including positions at well-respected institutions, such as President and CEO 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 National Museum of American Art at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.

Raylene is a member of the Board of Directors and Governance Chair for Rocky Mountain Public Media, the parent company of Rocky Mountain PBS, KUVO Jazz, and The Drop. From 2019 to 2023, she chaired 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. Raylene is an active member and former Colorado President of the International Women’s Forum. Since 1996, she 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.