On behalf of the Board of Girl Scouts of Greater South Texas, we are pleased to announce that Lydia Aleman has been appointed as the new CEO for the Council. Ms. Aleman will begin her new appointment on January 21, 2019.
Ms. Aleman will lead the organization as Ms. Lea Peacock retires. Ms. Peacock has provided leadership to the organization for over 23 years and has done an outstanding job. Her legacy will be long remembered. She will be leaving our Girl Scout Council with a newly affirmed three year charter from Girl Scouts USA, another extraordinary accomplishment.
Ms. Aleman comes to us after an extensive search process, which included over 60 applicants. The pool of candidates was extensive and the search committee, which included 4 board members and one troop leader did a terrific and challenging job of narrowing the finalists to present to the full Board. Thanks goes to Jamie Foster, Priscilla Salinas, Jolee Perez, Karyn Salazar and Carol Rausch for reviewing the applicants and recommending the finalists to the Board.
The Board unanimously approved Ms. Lydia Aleman as our new Chief Executive Officer. Ms. Aleman comes from an exceptional background at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley as Associate Vice President of University Advancement. She has over 20 years of diverse experience in development, advancement services, foundation management, and oversight. Her experience also includes budgeting, accounting, compliance, marketing and key stakeholder relationships.
Lydia holds master’s degrees in Accounting and Business Administration.
The Board is excited to have Lydia join our organization as she brings a valued perspective, experience, new approaches, and a desire to contribute to the leadership development programs that Girl Scouts offers our girls in the Greater South Texas Council.
Please welcome her as she prepares to work with us in our mission to build girls of courage, confidence and character to make this world a better place.