The Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians announces the promotion of Kimberly Lauth to the position of chief operating officer.
“Kim has consistently demonstrated the capacity to connect our vision and strategy to execution strategies, daily operations and decision making,” said Booth Kammann, the council’s CEO.
Lauth began working with the Girl Scouts council as a consultant in 2009 and joined the staff in 2010. Most recently she served as vice president of advancement and service delivery. The council serves girls from Southwest Virginia, through all of East Tennessee, and into North Georgia. Its mission is to empower girls.
“Not every girl will feel driven to be an astronaut or dream of being president of the United States – but every girl will have many times in her life when she needs to have faith in her abilities, know her values and belief in her capacity to effect change,” Lauth said. “No matter how big a girl’s dreams are there is no better place to equip her to meet the challenges of the future than in Girl Scouting.”
Lauth holds the CFRE (certified fundraising executive) designation. She has worked for a variety of nonprofit organizations, including the role of executive director for the East Tennessee Veterans Memorial Association, which built the veterans memorial in Knoxville’s Worlds Fair Park. She has also served as the past president of the Smoky Mountain Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and past president of the Smoky Mountain Planned Giving Council.