Girl Scouts announces new CEO
Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania on Aug. 6 announced that retired Rear Admiral Janet Donovan was appointed as the organization’s new CEO. Donovan will begin her duties on Sept. 3.
Donovan is a retired U.S. Navy two-star rear admiral and former deputy commander in the Office of the Judge Advocate General (JAG), with more than 20 years of executive experience in strategy development, talent management and collaboration.
“GSHPA is delighted to welcome Janet to lead our council,” said Kathy McCorkle, chair of the GSHPA board. “Along with her leadership experience in the U.S. Navy, Janet has a deep knowledge of Girl Scouts having been a Girl Scout herself and having shepherded her three now-grown daughters through the Girl Scout experience. This was an important factor in her decision to apply for the CEO role.”
Donovan’s first priority will be to meet the girls, troop leaders and volunteers in the 30-county service territory for the organization.