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Jan 27, 2022

Sophia Chang is now officially the new CEO of the GSUSA. 

Ms Chang who entered the world of Girl Scouts through her daughter, explained that she hopes her presence in a prominent leadership role can help broaden the realm of possibility for young girls. And while the organization has, in the past, struggled to recruit girls of color, Chang said she hopes to ensure “that our programs are developed in a way that is appealing and interesting and really serves all girls.”  

“At the end of the day, we know that there are more and more opportunities that are available to girls today, but not everyone has access to them,” she said. “And I think that Girl Scouts can play an important role in that.” 

Previously, she was president of distribution for HBO/WarnerMedia after 20 years of advancement through executive positions there.

She succeeds interim CEO interim Judith Batty, who came out of retirement to lead the Girl Scouts in August 2020. Under Batty’s leadership, GSUSA founded a Girl Advisory Board, raised more than $20 million in contributions, and made diversity, equity, inclusion, and racial justice an organizational priority, the organization said.

More at source links:

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/asian-america/girl-scouts-first-asian-american-ceo-credits-diverse-childhood-rcna14007

https://www.bizjournals.com/bizwomen/news/latest-news/2021/12/girl-scouts-name-former-hbo-president-as-new-ceo.html?page=all

As I understand the GSUSA has 1.7 million girl members. Their Executive Team has 8 members.

Previous CEOs:

Judith Batty (interim)  8/2020-12/2021

Sylvia Acevedo               5/2017-8/2020        salary $732,000

Anna Maria Chávez      2011-2017

Kathy Cloninger            10/2003 – 11/2011

Jackie Barnes (interim)  7/2002 – 10/2003

Marsha Johnson Evans (January 1998 – July 2002): retired rear admiral, left the Girl Scouts to become president of the American Red Cross

Joel E. Becker (October 1997 – January 1998) (Interim)

Mary Rose Main (February 1990 – October 1997)

Frances Hesselbein      1976-1990

Edited by RememberSchiff
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