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Girl Scouts of Connecticut Elects New Members to Board of Directors


May 24, 2012

Girl Scouts of Connecticut elected new members to its Board of Directors at the organization’s Annual Meeting on May 23 in North Haven. The new members are:
Officers:
•    2nd Vice President – Karen Hoffman, community leader
•    3rd Vice President – Kate Bolduc, Former Executive Director, Greater Hartford Arts Council
•    Secretary – Aurora Daly, Principal, Travel Daly

Members-At-Large:
•    Sarah Angel-Johnson, Executive Director, Leverage the Lab, IBM
•    Patricia Bowen, Chief Compliance Officer, United Healthcare
•    Linda Dahlmeyer, Vice President for Finance and Administration, Universal Health Care Foundation of CT, Inc.
•    Janice Deskus, Vice President of Global Human Resources, Covidien Surgical Solutions
•    Anthony Harris, entrepreneur
•    Edna Karanian, Director, Yankee Gas System Operations of The Northeast Utilities System
•    Olivia Grace Puckett, Legislative Clerk, Council on Medical Assistance Program Oversight in the Connecticut General Assembly

Board Development Committee:
•    Adrienne Farrar Houel, President and CEO, The Greater Bridgeport Community Enterprises, Inc.
•    Karen Hoffman, community leader
•    Edna Karanian, committee chair; Director, Yankee Gas System Operations of The Northeast Utilities System
•    Rama Sudhakar, Vice President for Marketing and Communications, Fairfield University

Girl Members at Large:
•    Kiernan Black from Fairfield
•    Rachel Watson from Tolland

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 24 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 responsible for providing governance, fiscal oversight, and developing strategic priorities, which are implemented by the CEO and staff members. Board members must be members of the Girl Scout Movement, live by the Girl Scout Promise and Law, and work to promote Girl Scouts as the leading organization for leadership development of girls in Connecticut.


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