GSCP2P Welcomes New CEO

Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont’s (GSCP2P) Board of Directors has named Jennifer L. Wilcox as their new CEO. Wilcox brings nearly 30 years of leadership experience to GSCP2P, which she will use to inspire, catalyze and mobilize great collaborative work for Girl Scouts in western and central North Carolina and across the whole Movement.

“The search committee, chaired by Carolyn Brickey, worked extremely hard, and we are confident in our selection. I’m excited to have someone with Jennifer’s qualifications leading Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont out of the pandemic and into the future of our council,” said Simeon Cross, board chair of GSCP2P.

Wilcox comes to GSCP2P having served most recently as the Senior Director of National Events at Girl Scouts of the USA. During her tenure at the national office, she led the G.I.R.L. 2020 team until its cancellation in April of last year due to COVID-19. She then played a leadership role in the creation, curation and execution of the first-ever virtual 55th National Council Session, which took place in October 2020. Her leadership also resulted in the successful execution of the first-ever virtual Council Staff Summit and Leadership Summit in spring of 2021.

Wilcox has previously served at Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana in several C-suite roles, including Chief Operating Officer and Chief Marketing and Development Officer. She was also CEO and owner of Jennifer Wilcox Consulting for nearly a decade, a non-profit and community development consulting firm working in Indiana and Kentucky. In her early career, Wilcox served as the Associate Economic Development Director for the City of Jeffersonville, her hometown.

Wilcox brings to GSCP2P executive leadership expertise in the areas of operations management, fund development, grant research, proposal preparation, strategic planning, organizational development planning and consultation, meeting preparation and facilitation, marketing and public relations consultation and program evaluation consultation. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degrees in Political Science and French from the University of Evansville, and an M.A. in Business Management from Webster University, with specialization in Marketing and Human Resources Development.

“Serving the girls, the families and the communities which make up the Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont council is an honor and a privilege. I am so excited to begin this work in partnership with the staff, the volunteers and the board of directors,” said Wilcox.

Wilcox, her husband and their Plott Hound mix, Scooby, are excited to relocate to the Hickory area from Orlando, Florida. She will officially began her role on July 26.

Jennifer will be hosting Meet and Greets throughout the council starting August 3. If you are interested in more information about these events, please visit our website here.

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