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Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital Elects New Board Officers Faye Fields Named President-elect

WASHINGTON (April 30, 2014)  – Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital elected new board officers by unanimous acclamation at its Annual Meeting on April 5, 2014. Faye Fields, CEO of Integrated Resource Technologies, was named President of the Board of Directors for a three-year term. The board of directors is the governing body for Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital, and is responsible for advising management on financial and policy issues that shape the Council’s strategic plans. Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital serves over 89,000 members in the Greater Washington Region. The new board officers will begin serving on October 1, 2014.

“Our board reflects our strong commitment to diversity and inclusion, and includes some of the most talented and influential members in the Greater Washington region,” said Lidia Soto-Harmon, Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital. “They will be instrumental in helping us deliver the best leadership program for girls in this region.”

Faye Fields is the founder and currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of Integrated Resource Technologies, a leading provider of management support services and information management services to government agencies. She is a founding partner in the Washington Nationals Baseball Club and received the Emerging Business of the Year Award from Black Enterprise Magazine.

Fields grew up a Girl Scout in Cincinnati, OH, and recalls selling Girl Scout cookies when they were less than a dollar in her youth. Her leader and best friend’s mother, Mrs. Mack, was an important influence and role model in her life. According to Fields, “She inspired me, exposing our troop to new adventures and fun activities.” Previous to her appointment, Fields served as the Girl Scout Council’s First Vice President and Chair of the Major Gifts Committee. She became active again in Girl Scouts after attending Camp CEO when she saw how impactful the program is on girls, particularly girls who do not have access or exposure to powerful, successful women. “I want to see Girl Scouting continue to be extremely successful and grow. I want more adults to volunteer to lead troops, and I want more girls to benefit from the incredible opportunities Girl Scouts has to offer,” said Fields.

Under her leadership, Fields hopes to expand philanthropic gifts to Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital. She would also like to elevate awareness and recognition for Girl Scouts’ highest achievement, the Gold Award, especially among potential employers who are looking for highly competent and skilled employees. She holds a BS and MS from the University of Cincinnati, and completed all of the course work for a PhD in Business Administration at the University of Cincinnati.

In addition to the elections of a new board president, several new officers were elected during the Girl Scout Annual Meeting.

Barbara Krumsiek, President, Chief Executive Officer and Chair of Calvert Investments, Inc.
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First Vice-President-elect

Harriet Thompson, Manager, Systems Programming & Development, Value Options, Inc.
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Second Vice-President-elect

Pedro Alfonso, President & CEO Dynamic Concepts, Inc.
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Third Vice-President-elect

Jane Storero, Vice President, Corporate Governance, Secretary and Deputy General Counsel Pepco Holdings, Inc.
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Secretary-elect

Jeri Fellerman, Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
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reasurer-elect

Judith Walter, Faculty, Catholic University School of Social Science
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Assistant Treasurer-elect

Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital is the premier leadership development organization for girls, with over 89,000 girl and adult members. With the support of dedicated adult volunteers and the generosity of Girl Scout families, corporations, foundations and our popular Girl Scout Cookie program, Girl Scouting helps build girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. We serve the Greater Washington Region, which includes the District of Columbia, eight counties in Maryland, ten counties in Virginia and seven counties in West Virginia. For more information on how to join, volunteer, or donate, visit our website at www.gscnc.org.

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