Announcement of Next National CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA

Aug 30, 2011 Posted in Newsroom, Press Releases

Girl Scouts is pleased to announce that this morning our National Board of Directors unanimously voted to appoint Anna Maria Chávez, currently CEO of Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas, as our next National Chief Executive Officer.

Anna has been chief executive at the Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas since 2009, and prior to that has had quite an extensive and accomplished career in public service. She served as deputy chief of staff for urban relations and community development for former Arizona governor and current US Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano. In Washington DC, Anna served as senior policy advisor to US Secretary of Transportation Rodney E. Slater, and has been chief of staff for SBA’s Office of Government Contracting and Minority Enterprise Development. A bio with more information and a press release are attached to this memo.

Kathy Cloninger, our current National CEO, who has led our Movement for the past eight years and prepared us for our next 100 years, will continue in her role through the Girl Scout Convention in November. Anna will assume her role as National CEO on November 14, 2011.

Please join us in congratulating Anna on her new role as we continue to do the transformational work of "building girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place."

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