For 16 years, Roxanne served as President/CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA), building the organization to include more than 4,000 affiliates across the world, over 50,000 employees, $1.7 billion in revenues and the capacity to reach over 4 million youth. In addition to leading the organization through a major expansion, more than doubling the size and scope of the enterprise and tripling revenues, Roxanne implementing a dynamic brand strategy, which positioned BGCA as one of America's top ten nonprofit brands in America united behind a common agenda.
In recognition of her numerous achievements, Newsweek cited Spillett as one of "15 People Who Make America Great." President George W. Bush appointed Roxanne to the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation. She is past Chairperson of Leadership 18, an alliance of executives from the nation's most influential nonprofits, and serves on the boards of the Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream Foundation, Scholarship America and Berry College. Roxanne is the recipient of five honorary doctorate degrees including one in law, from the University of Notre Dame.
Roxanne is a Fellow at the University of Notre Dame where she teaches graduate students in the Mendoza College of Business Non Profit Management Program, consults with a wide range of nonprofit organizations and working with Harvard Group International, leads nonprofit executive and professional searches.