Missouri's News Press Now reports that The Girl Scouts of Northeast Kansas and Northwest Missouri announced that Karen Grode, an 11-year Girl Scout veteran, officially began her duties as the new CEO for the 47-county council with a welcoming reception on Tuesday. By taking her first steps into the St. Joseph community, Ms. Grode said she can see growing the current council into a larger, more influential community for young girls.
“This is a very exciting time to be in Girl Scouts, and I’m excited to be a part of this community,” she said. “I think we are going to be in a growth stage right now, and I think we’ve got some great new Girl Scout leadership."
Cincinnati.com reports that Roni Luckenbill has been named chief executive officer of Girl Scouts of Western Ohio. Luckenbill, who will succeed retiring CEO Barbara Bonifas in April 2012, has over 30 years of experience as a Girl Scout executive. She has previously worked in five councils and has experience in every phase of the operation. Prior to the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio merger in 2008, she was with the Great Rivers council for 18 years, overseeing fund development, membership, communications, human resources, finance, technology, business services and product sales.