Girl Scouts Welcome New Chief Operating Officer
Duties will focus on process improvement and continued member satisfaction
HOUSTON (Oct. 6, 2008) – Aimée R. Wilson will assume the position of chief operating officer (COO) of Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council (GSSJC) effective Oct. 13, 2008. As COO, Wilson will direct the Council’s membership recruitment activities, program development activities, volunteer management system, product sales activities, and camp facilities, ensuring that the strategic goals of the Council are met in these areas. Wilson is a seasoned business professional, skilled in devising solutions to problems and executing strategy.
“Girl Scouts continues to grow and develop to meet its members’ needs, as well as those of our community,” said CEO Mary Vitek. “This is an exciting time for our Council. We have ambitious goals as we approach our 100th anniversary in 2012, and we are thrilled to have Aimée join our team at such a pivotal time in our organization’s history!”
Wilson was a Girl Scout in GSSJC Troop #1938 as a youth, from the Brownie through the Junior level. "As an alumna of the Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council, I can't imagine a more exciting time to join the efforts of the leadership team, staff and volunteers of the Council. I can see how my professional experience and years of community involvement have prepared me for this role, and I am blessed by the opportunity to leverage those experiences for the purpose of building courage, confidence and character in 100,000 girls by 2012."
Prior to joining GSSJC, Wilson was a senior manager at IBM Global Technology Services where she evaluated business processes and developed solutions to help her clients achieve strategies. While at IBM, she also led client solution and proposal teams. Wilson received the Courage and Leadership Award from IBM in 2004.
Wilson was also employed as a manager in the assurance practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (“PWC”). She is fluent in Russian and spent a year in the Moscow office while employed by PWC. Wilson received the Client Service Award from PWC in 1999.
Wilson attended Trinity University where she graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and Russian. She is an active member of the Houston community. She served as the volunteer coordinator and conference operations manager for Inspire Women from 2001-2004, overseeing the operations and logistics of the organization’s annual conference serving 3,000 participants. Wilson has been active in her church, Houston’s First Baptist Church, since 1997 in a variety of leadership positions. She is a member of Leadership Houston Class XXVI and is a member of the Houston chapter of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Girl Scouts is the premier leadership organization for girls. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Chartered by GSUSA to provide Girl Scouting locally, Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council is one of the largest Girl Scout councils in the country serving more than 64,000 girl members and 18,000 adults in 26 southeast Texas counties. For more information call 1-800-392-4340 or visit www.gssjc.org.
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Embracing and promoting pluralism is an integral part of every activity and plan of Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council, not disconnected or separate projects. Only individuals willing to accept and be educated about the basic tenet that Girl Scouting is for all girls may serve in volunteer leadership or staff positions.
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