By Gary Lloyd
Patricia K. Coghlan, who has served as chief executive officer of Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama for more than four years, announced she resigned effective Sunday due to a shift in organizational direction.
“It has been my honor to work on behalf of the more than 15,000 girls and 5,000 volunteers who are the backbone of this council,” Coghlan said in a statement. “I appreciate all the help and support I have received throughout my tenure as CEO and wish the board, volunteers and the girls all the best as Girl Scouts moves into its 102nd year of developing the women leaders of tomorrow.”
President of the board of directors, Dawn Stanley, said the board is grateful for Coghlan’s contributions and commitment.
“Under her leadership we saw growth in both membership and the annual Girl Scout Cookie Program,” Stanley said. “We respect her decision and look forward to what lies ahead for the organization in building upon the foundation we have in place.”
Girl Scouts of the USA will provide an interim CEO to replace Coghlan, and the board of directors has established an ad hoc committee to conduct a national search for a permanent replacement.
Camp Gertrude Coleman in Trussville is one of the oldest Girl Scouts camps in the country. Read about Camp Coleman here.
Contact Gary Lloyd at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @GaryALloyd.