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GSWPA Announces New Board Members


Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania (GSWPA), a nonprofit organization that offers opportunities for girls to develop positive values and to contribute to society as leaders and responsible citizens, announced that two new members have been selected to serve on the organization’s Board of Directors.

The new members are John Polacek and Michelle Maccagnan. They were installed at GSWPA's annual meeting in April with terms ending in 2018.

John Polacek is the Chief Operating Officer of JWFDefense Systems and JWF Industries. JWF is a full-service, processbased, metal fabrication and metal processing contract manufacturer located in Johnstown. He has been with the company since 2007.

Prior to joining JWF, John was Vice President and General Manager of the Defense Solutions Group at BAESystems – IT. John also served in the United States Marine Corps as an Electronics Intelligence (ELINT) Analyst. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management with high honors from the University of Phoenix.

Michelle Maccagnan is a consultant with Resources Global Professionals (RGP) in Pittsburgh where she works with the BNY Mellon AML Due Diligence Team.

Prior to joining RGP, Michelle served as Associate Director of WHQ/Global Pension and Equity Accounting at the H.J. Heinz Company where she actively participated in the preparation of the $28 billion funds flow related to the acquisition of H.J. Heinz Company in June 2013. She also developed global finance and intercompany intranet sites in SharePoint. Michelle earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Grove City College.

About Girl Scouts

Founded in 1912, Girl Scouts of the USA is the preeminent leadership experience for girls and is the leading authority on girls' healthy development. Girl Scouts builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. The 2.8-million-member organization serves girls from every corner of the United States and its territories. Girl Scouts of the USA also serves American girls and their classmates attending American or international schools overseas in 90 countries. For more information on how to join, volunteer, reconnect or donate to Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania, call 800-248-3355 or visit