Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast Names New CEO

In Milwaukee, WI, The Business Journal reports that Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast announced Monday that Christy Brown, currently vice chancellor of finance and administrative affairs for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, has been appointed as its chief executive officer.

Brown replaces Molly Fuller, who resigned in May after leading the organization for four years. Brown will officially assume her new role Oct. 30.

“Girl Scouts is the premier leadership organization for girls with a trailblazing legacy that spans 100 years,” Brown said in a written statement. “I’m eager to work with our girl members, volunteers, board of directors and staff as the organization embarks on a new century of empowering girls to take the lead in their own lives and make a difference in their communities and across the world.”

Brown has held her UWM post since 2007, serving as the university’s CFO, leading all non-academic operations and acting as the University of Wisconsin System’s state liaison for business and finance issues. She previously served as executive vice president and general counsel at Milwaukee Area Technical College from 2002 to 2007, and has also worked at the South East Region of Lutheran Social Services of WI and Upper Michigan and at Michael, Best & Friedrich LLP in Milwaukee.

“We are confident in Christy’s abilities to lead our organization into its second century,” said Joan Shafer, chair of the Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast search committee and senior vice president of customer services at We Energies. “She exemplifies the leadership qualities that we strive to teach all of our girls, and she is going to be an inspiration to all girls and a strong advocate on their behalf.”

Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast is ranked fourth in the nation for market share among 112 Girl Scout councils, according to a press release. Recent initiatives include efforts around science, technology, engineering and math advocacy, urban outreach and Latina outreach.