We’re excited to share an announcement from Girl Scouts of the USA—after a thorough nationwide search, during which many highly qualified candidates were considered, our National Board has named interim leader Sylvia Acevedo the permanent CEO of our 105-year-old organization.
A lifelong Girl Scout and longtime business leader, Sylvia has held the title of interim GSUSA CEO since June 2016. Before that, she was secretary of the GSUSA Board of Directors. She is an enduring champion of girls’ and women’s causes who brings a deep understanding of the youth leadership market and the evolving needs of today’s girls to her role as permanent CEO. Ms. Acevedo has also advocated for Hispanic, Asian, and other minority populations in the U.S. throughout her career and is a White House commissioner on the Presidential Initiative for Hispanic Educational Excellence.
Here at Girl Scouts River Valleys, we’re thrilled to welcome Sylvia into her role. Our CEO, Tish Bolger, explains that Sylvia brings a great mix of leadership, inspiration, CEO experience, Girl Scout breadth, and passion for helping girls find their greatness:
Sylvia has proven to possess an inspirational and unwavering commitment to ensuring that Girl Scouting is available to all girls and their families and her leadership directly aligns with Girl Scouting’s core values and mission.
Find more information about this announcement on GSUSA’s blog.