Raylene Decatur • Managing Director & Principal
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 staffs 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.
Between 2019 and 2023, Raylene served as Board Chair for Beyond Campus Innovations (BCI), which is a leading eLearning content development and consulting company. BCI’s customers include businesses, government agencies, and educational institutions seeking state-of-the-art eLearning solutions that meet the needs of the 21st century workforce.
In 2020 she joined the Board of Directors of Rocky Mountain Public Media (RMPM), the parent company of Rocky Mountain PBS, and two radio stations KUVO Jazz, and The Drop (R&B and Hip Hop). Raylene has served as RMPM’s Governance Chair since 2021 and as a member of the organization’s Executive Committee since 2023.
Raylene is an active member and former Colorado President of the International Women’s Forum. 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.