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For Immediate Release
Nation’s Largest Girl Scout Council Elects Top Talent to Board
Chicago, IL January 31, 2014 – Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana, the largest council in the nation, today announced the election of new board members, including Maureen Beal, chief executive officer and chairman, National Van Lines, Inc. and Kim Reome, vice president, The Kenrich Group LLC. They join a group of prominent corporate executives and entrepreneurs who have recognized the importance of investing in girls when it counts.“Both Maureen and Kim bring their talent as well as their passion and commitment to furthering our mission and developing girls into the next generation of leaders,” said Jeanne Reynolds, interim CEO, Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana.They will be joining the existing board, which includes:
- President: Karen Layng, general counsel and vice president corporate development officer, Scheck Industries
- First VP: Maryann Waryjas, senior vice president, chief legal officer and secretary, Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation
- Second VP: Monica Weed, vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary, Navigant Consulting
- Third VP: Christine Montenegro McGrath, vice president external affairs, Mondelez International, Inc.
- Secretary: Ann McAloon, senior vice president, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
- Treasurer: Kathy Scherer, regional managing partner for tax, Midwest Practice, Deloitte
- Josephine Bahl, principal, Ernst & Young
- Cheryl K. Beebe, chief financial officer, Ingredion
- Amy Best, senior vice president & chief human resources officer, Exelon Corporation
- Phyllis Cochran, retired, president, Navistar Financial Services
- Sidney Dillard, partner, corporate investment banking division, Loop Capital Markets
- James Dimitriou, managing partner, East/Central Region, Tatum
- Karen Eng, president, CSMI
- Jolanta Gal, executive partner, Gartner
- Janet Gibbs, CPA
- Maureen Jamrock, retired
- Maryann McNally, vice president, research & development, ITW
- Tammy Meyer, divisional senior vice president and chief litigation counsel at Health Care ServiceCorporation
- Carla Michelotti, EVP, global chief legal, government and corporate affairs officer, Leo BurnettCompany, Inc.
- Cheryl Pearson-McNeil, senior vice president of public affairs and government relations, Nielsen
- Marelena Peleo-Lazar, chief creative officer, McDonald’s Corporation
- Scott Saunders, senior vice president, global analytics and supply chair services, HAVI GlobalSolutions
- Karen Schillings, retired
- Violet Sistovaris, senior vice president & chief information officer, NiSource, Inc.
- Eileen Sweeney, director community relations, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
“Knowing the role that Girl Scouts has played in the successful development of so many strong young women makes me proud to have been asked to serve on the board,” said Board Member Maureen Beal, CEO, National Van Lines. “Their community outreach and personal development programs are second-to-none. I am eager to play even a small role in what the organization has planned for future “Smart Cookies!” she added.“I am excited to be involved in an organization that provides girls with opportunities to develop leadership skills and strong values,” said Board Member Kim Reome, vice president, The Kenrich Group LLC. “I am a second generation Girl Scout, a former troop leader and mother of two Girl Scouts, so I know firsthand the impact the organization has on helping girls to reach their full potential,” she added.Background:Founded in 1912, Girl Scouts of the USA is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls with 3.2 million girl and adult members worldwide. Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana impacts the lives of more than 69,500 girls and nearly 25,000 adult members in 245 communities in six Illinois counties (Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Kankakee, Lake, and Will) and four Indiana counties (Jasper, Lake, Newton, and Porter). For more information, visit www.girlscoutsgcnwi.org.