Council Names New Board Members

Knoxville, Tenn. (May 4, 2011) – During its annual meeting this past weekend, the Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians welcomed three new board members: Cecilia Petersen and Jeremy Floyd, both of Knoxville, Tennessee and Janice Gilliam of Blountville, Tennessee. 

“We are proud to bring these dynamic and energetic professionals on board,” said Booth Kammann, CEO of the Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians. “Each one has a unique background that will add to the depth of our already impressive board of directors.” 

The Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians has more than 20,000 girl and adult members stretching from North Georgia to Southwest Virginia. The council’s board members are spread throughout the region.

New member, Cecilia Petersen is the CFO/COO of RIVR Media and serves the United Way and Mental Health Association of East Tennessee in a volunteer capacity. “Cecilia brings an expertise in financial and operational management which are crucial to the success of a non-profit organization like ours,” said Kammann.

As a partner at BlueGill Creative, Jeremy Floyd brings experience in information technology, social media, and marketing. Floyd also has a real estate affiliate broker license, as well as his law license in Tennessee.

Janice Gilliam is the President of Northeast State Community College. She has an extensive resume of community involvement as a volunteer of her time and talents. Kammann says, “Janice offers a great perspective with her current role in education, as well as student/adult development and leadership.”

Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. The support and dedication of volunteers are essential to the strength of the Girl Scouts.

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