CNBC reports that Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) today announced the appointment of Maggie Miller, whose senior-level information technology experience spans both the United Kingdom and the United States, as chief information officer.
Miller joins Girl Scouts just as the iconic organization completes its 100th anniversary celebration that has included the launch of a cause campaign known as ToGetHerThere.org and festivities across the country. Miller will play a key role in developing and deploying the organization's technology strategy as Girl Scouts seeks to reach more girls and adult volunteers.
"Maggie Miller is a leader," said GSUSA Chief Executive Officer Anna Maria Chavez. "She is among the most accomplished professionals in the IT field and brings a wealth of experience to Girl Scouting and the kind of vision, drive and know-how that it will take for us to engage more girls and volunteers in dynamic and technologically savvy ways as we enter our second century." Miller was senior vice president and CIO at Warner Music Group, where she was responsible for the company's global IT function. In addition to transforming the company's processes and systems for the digital era, Miller oversaw the expansion of its Web businesses and e-commerce capability. Prior to joining Warner Music, she held the CIO post at J. Sainsbury plc, one of Europe's largest food retailers with more than 700 stores and revenue of more than $20 billion.
From 1997 to 2001, she served as vice president and CIO for Dell Europe/Middle East/Asia. Miller has a Diploma in Management and an MBA from the Open University School of Business. Her appointment is effective on Dec. 3.
"I'm thrilled to be joining the Girl Scouts at such an exciting time," Miller said. "Girls are tremendous users of technology and live in that social media space, so GSUSA has the opportunity to offer innovative ways in which Girl Scouts and volunteers can interact with each other. Girls can change the world and technology can enable and enhance that ability. I consider it a privilege to have the opportunity to leverage my years of experience in the commercial sector to the benefit of an organization that is committed to making a positive difference in girls' lives."
In January, Girl Scouts declared 2012 the Year of the Girl in honor of its centennial. As part of Year of the Girl, the organization launched ToGetHerThere.org, a campaign to bring about balanced leadership across all sectors in a single generation by supporting girls and their leadership development. In addition, the organization is raising a billion dollars as part of a fundraising effort and has increasingly turned to technology to streamline its operations, as well as reach more girls and the estimated 59 million women in the United States who have been involved in Girl Scouting at some point in their lives.