Thursday, February 25, 2010

From Washington D.C. to New York City

The Washington Business Reporter is running a story about Jan Verhage - who is stepping down as the Executive Director of the Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital chapter, ending 25 years in that D.C. post to accept a new position as Chief Operating Officer of parent organization Girl Scouts of the USA. Since her appointment as Executive Director of the D.C. chapter in 1985, the Council has doubled its membership and quadrupled its annual income to $12 million - very impressive stuff! Of her move, Verhage states,
“I have been asked to come to New York at this important time in our movement to work on the things I care about most -membership, program, volunteerism and services to councils... And I must go.”
Surely she will be missed in D.C., yet very welcome in NYC.