Anna Maria Chávez, chief executive officer of Girl Scouts of the USA, was honored by the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF) with the organization’s Excellence in Community Service Award at a gala event in Washington, D.C., last night.
The event, which was hosted by ABC News correspondent John Quiñones, recognizes people, corporations and law firms that have been instrumental in advancing Latinos. Chávez is the product of a Mexican-American family from Arizona, where she went on to become deputy chief of staff to then-Governor Janet Napolitano.
In attendance at the event was Lidia Soto-Harmon, chief executive officer of Girl Scouts of the Nation’s Capital, among many other dignitaries. This is only the latest award recognition for Chávez in the past year. She was listed among The NonProfit Times’ Power & Influence Top 50 and was selected as one of the 100 Women Leaders in STEM by STEMconnector. She also received the 2012 Chairman's Award from the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.