Girl Scouts Louisiana East CEO Jackie Alexander announced her retirement to the council’s Board of Directors and her staff recently, but has agreed to stay on until December 31, 2018 to allow time for the new chief executive officer to be selected.
A board selection committee has been formed under the direction of Board Development Committee Chair Betsy Stoner, and a national search firm has begun the selection process.
Jackie Alexander has worked for Girl Scouts in southeast Louisiana for 26 years, and had only been CEO of the legacy Girl Scout Council of Southeast Louisiana (GSCSELA) for one year prior to Hurricane Katrina, which severely impacted our region and the majority of our members, families, and council properties. She has been instrumental in the rebuilding process following that natural disaster as well as others following, and was named CEO of the newly aligned Girl Scouts Louisiana East in 2008 when GSCSELA and the legacy Audubon council merged.
She will leave this council in a sound financial position, and will be sorely missed by those she has worked with. Thank you, Jackie, for your many years of service to Girl Scouts!