Interim CEO, Dev. Director for Girl Scouts of Eastern Mass.
January 7, 2014 Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts, which serves more than 40,000 girls, announced that it has named Pamela Salkovitz as its interim chief executive officer and Kristen White as its director of development.
Salkovitzs appointment follows the resignation of Ruth Bramson who headed the Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts
GSEM for five years.
A national search for a permanent CEO will be undertaken shortly, the organization said, and is expected to take six months.
GSEM Board President Elizabeth Stevenson said, "Pam is known for strong financial management, operational productivity and building high quality teams and partnerships, while developing creative solutions to drive revenue. By applying this expertise at GSEM, she will help the council maximize current revenue streams and develop new ventures to ensure financial sustainability.
She added, "Pam is well-positioned to ensure continuity as we identify and launch new initiatives designed to bring the Girl Scout leadership experience to more girls, create new innovative and effective programming, and strengthen the council's financial position."
Over the last three years, Salkovitz, a partner at Konnected Advisors, provided services to private equity and start-up to mid-sized companies across multiple industries. She will take a leave of absence from Konnected Advisors while she serves as Interim CEO at GSEM.
Previously, Salkovitz served as president of the Stride Rite Children's Group, a multi-million dollar childrens footwear and accessories business. In that position she created new business through licensing, expanded product offerings, and introduced award-winning retail concepts. Earlier, she held senior management positions at other global retail companies. She holds an MBA from Northeastern University and a bachelor's degree from the Isenberg School of Management at UMASS/Amherst.
Salkovitz said, "Throughout my years of service to GSEM and most recently as a member of the board of directors, I have been inspired by the girls' stories about how Girl Scouts has helped them become leaders. I am truly excited and honored to contribute to the organization in this new capacity, and look forward to working collaboratively with the board and senior staff to achieve current goals while building a plan for the next phase of the council."
Kristen White Appointed Director of Development
GSEM also announce the appointment of Kristen White, who has extensive experience in board development, constituent cultivation and event planning, as director of development.
For the past two years, White has worked as a development consultant.
Prior to consulting, White was director of development at the Aspergers Association of New England. She also worked in annual giving and alumni relations at Fontbonne Academy, Harvard Medical School, Suffolk Law School, Tufts Medical School and the University of San Diego.
I am thrilled to have an experienced fundraiser like Kristen join the development team, said Chief Development Officer Mary Tiernan. I look forward to working with her to expand the visibility of our Alumnae Network and increase participation in our individual giving programs.
White is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and has a masters degree in leadership from the University of San Diego.