Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast announced yesterday that Sherry Norman Sybesma of Arlington, Texas, has been selected as Chief Executive Officer of the council effective immediately. Ms. Sybesma has been serving as interim CEO since January 1, of this year, and will provide the continued vision and leadership for the council three-years post realignment – a core business strategy which joined two legacy councils encompassing six counties along the central coast.
Ms. Sybesma, a former Girl Scout volunteer and past Executive Director of Girl Scouts Lone Star Council, recently held consultant, and Senior Vice President positions at Interbake Foods, an industry-leading baked goods manufacturer. Ms. Sybesma was responsible for managing the Girl Scout cookie business held by Interbake, as well as other segments in retail/private label and contract manufacturing.
Girl Scouts of the USA has initiated its search for a new Chief Executive Officer to replace Kathy Cloninger, who announced her retirement in September, 2010, and plans to transition from her position in November of 2011.