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Girl Scouts of Connecticut Elects New Board Members

May 10, 2011

Girl Scouts of Connecticut elected new members to its Board of Directors at the organization’s Annual Meeting on May 4 in North Haven. The current Girl Scouts of Connecticut Board of Directors now includes:
•    Jennifer Smith Turner, CEO, Girl Scouts of Connecticut
•    President – Teresa Younger, Executive Director, Connecticut General Assembly’s Permanent Commission on the Status of Women
•    1st Vice President – Caroline Sloat, Director of Scholarly Publications at the American Antiquarian Society
•    2nd Vice President – Karen Hoffman, retired
•    3rd Vice President – Aurora Daly, Principal, Travel Daly
•    Secretary – Suzanne Wakeen, Vice President, People’s United Bank
•    Treasurer – Naomi Kleinman, Vice President, The Phoenix Companies, Inc

•    Kyle Ballou, Administrative Director for Community and Government Relations, Yale-New Haven Hospital
•    Kathleen Bolduc, Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Hartford Arts Council
•    Gail Brathwaite, Executive Vice President and COO, NewAlliance Bank
•    Michelle Cook, State Representative for the 65th Assembly District in Torrington
•    Janice Deskus, Lead Human Resources Partner, Aetna
•    Ann Glover, Chief Marketing Officer, ING
•    Anthony Harris, formerly an Audit Manager with Pitney Bowes, Inc
•    Walter Harrison, President, University of Hartford
•    Diana Ingraham, Recording Secretary, Town of Voluntown
•    Shirley A. Jackson, Professor of Sociology, Southern CT State University
•    Edward Lewis, Senior Managing Director, CIGNA Corporation
•    Elsa Nuñez, President, Eastern Connecticut State University
•    Kimberly Pita, Managing Principal, Pita Communications LLC and Chief Operating Officer, Vrroomedia, LLC
•    Patricia Russo, Vice President, Yale Campaign School for Women
•    Mary Pepe, President, RE:SOLUTION LLC
•    Meg Sakellarides, CFO, Connecticut Public Broadcasting, Inc
•    Saba Shahid, student, Quinnipiac University
•    Robert White, General Manager for Crown Properties, Inc

Girl Members at Large:
•    Bree Currier from Portland
•    Cristina MacKinnon from Bristol

Representing a number of counties throughout the state of Connecticut, the new board consists of life-long Girl Scouts, prominent community leaders, nonprofit and corporate executives, two university presidents and many board veterans. The 25 members who now comprise the board will draw from their extensive experience in Girl Scouting, finance, communications, government, education, technology, and marketing and property management to lead the state’s largest girl-focused organization.
“We are thrilled to have such a diverse group of community leaders and dedicated Girl Scouts on our volunteer board,” said Girl Scouts of Connecticut CEO Jennifer Smith Turner. “Their broad-ranging expertise will help guide us as we work to enhance and expand the Girl Scouting experience for girls across Connecticut.”
Continuing the Girl Scouts’ commitment to diversity, the board includes members from the African-American, Hispanic, and Asian-American communities.
The Board of Directors is a policy-making and governance body respons

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