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New Executive Appointments at Girl Scouts of Connecticut

May 1, 2009

New Executive Appointments at Girl Scouts of Connecticut



May 1, 2009 - Girl Scouts of Connecticut is pleased to announce the executive appointments of Margaret Hansen-Kaplan to Chief Operating Officer and Margaret Tantillo to Chief of Staff.


As Chief Operating Officer (COO), Margaret Hansen-Kaplan will be responsible for enhancing the internal organization processes and infrastructure of Girl Scouts of Connecticut. Hansen-Kaplan will also work to ensure that resource allocation; workforce planning and resource utilization reflects and facilitates the achievement of Girl Scouts of Connecticut's strategic direction and annual plan of work. As COO Hansen-Kaplan will continually build and renew relationships with staff, volunteers, and board members and with the business community, partners and stakeholders throughout Connecticut.


Hansen-Kaplan began her work with Girl Scouts as part of the Housatonic Council in 1981 and has held a number of positions in program services and membership since then. Most recently she held the position of Vice President of Program Services for Girl Scouts of Connecticut. Hansen-Kaplan earned her BA at the State University of New York at Cortland and her Masters of Human Services Administration at Antioch New England Graduate School in New Hampshire.  


As the new Chief of Staff for Girl Scouts of Connecticut, Margaret Tantillo's primary responsibilities include strategic planning for the organization, advocacy, and Board relations. Tantillo has been with Girl Scouts of Connecticut since its inception on October 1, 2007 as Director of Governance. Prior to that, she was employed by the Connecticut Valley Girl Scout Council and Girl Scouts - Seven Lakes Council in the areas of fundraising, program management, and governance. Her 20 years of dedicated service in non-profit management and her commitment to youth development through experiential learning will be great assets in providing leadership for Girl Scouts of Connecticut.


Tantillo earned her BA at the State University of New York at Buffalo and her M.Ed. at Springfield College. Margaret is a graduate of the 2004 Leadership Greater Hartford Quest class and is currently a member of the Board of Directors for Leadership Greater Hartford. 



Both Margaret Hansen-Kaplan and Margaret Tantillo are exceptional leaders with an incredible commitment to Girl Scouts and to building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place.


*Photos available upon request.





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Girl Scouts of Connecticut is the premier organization for girls in the state - providing over 66,000 girls and adults with opportunities and experiences that develop their potential and empower them with the self-confidence and leadership skills to improve themselves and the world around them.

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