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Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa Welcomes New CEO
DES MOINES, Iowa – In addition to celebrating new badges, a new cookie program, and its 100 year anniversary, Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa (GSGI) is also celebrating newfound leadership in the year 2012!
GSGI is excited to introduce Jamie Boersma as their new Chief Executive Officer, who brings new energy, ideas and enthusiasm to GSGI! The organization is thrilled to be under the leadership of Boersma and has welcomed her with open arms.
Boersma has a long standing history of working hard, helping improve the lives of others and giving back to her community.
Prior to GSGI, Boersma served as Vice President of Development at Special Olympics Iowa for more than two years, which she said helped her prepare for this leadership role. “I was able to help improve the lives of Iowans with intellectual disabilities during my time at Special Olympics Iowa, and met some really amazing people along the way,” Boersma said. “It was my honor and privilege to learn about the different communities that make up the great state of Iowa.”
Boersma worked at AT&T for more than thirty years prior to Special Olympics Iowa. During her time there, Boersma traveled across the country, which she said helped her gain a tremendous amount of experience and gain a new perspective on the world. Her position at AT&T eventually brought her to Iowa from her home state of Kansas in 1997. Boersma attributes her strong ethic and will to her mother, who always taught Jamie she had the power to do anything in life.
“My mother was a very successful woman and she inspired me to be the best I could be. She taught me I could do anything in life if I just set my mind to it,” she said. “She said the doors were open and all I had to do was walk through them.” She said she hopes to instill the same qualities in girls throughout Iowa as she begins her journey as GSGI’s new CEO.
Boersma’s initial interest in Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa stems from her experience on the Girl Scouts Board of Directors, where she served as Board Chair for six years. She said she is thrilled to be back and to have the opportunity to help build bright futures for girls.
*Click here to see Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa’s on-camera interview with the new CEO
Not a Girl Scout? Not a problem; all girls are welcome to attend Girl Scout camp! For more information on Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa’s camps, including program descriptions and registration information, please visit www.girlscoutsiowa.org.
About Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa: Serving girls in Central through Western Iowa, NE Nebraska and SE South Dakota, Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa provides leadership programming for up to 15,000 girls and 4,000 adult volunteers. It is a great time to be a Girl Scout and you can sign up at any time during the year. To find out more about our program, please visit our website at www.girlscoutsiowa.org or call us at 800-342-8389.
About GSUSA: Founded in 1912, Girl Scouts of the USA is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls with 3.6 million girl and adult members worldwide. Girl Scouting is the leading authority in girls’ healthy developments and builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. The organization serves girls from every corner of the United States and its territories. Girl Scouts of the USA also serves American girls and their classmates attending American or international schools overseas in 90 countries. For more info on how to join, volunteer, reconnect or donate to Girls Scouts, call (800) GSUSA 4 U (800-478-7248) or visit www.girlscouts.org.
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