The Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore announced recently it has named Eileen M. Higgins its new CEO.
The councils current CEO, Susan H. McClure, is planning to retire, effective Sept. 30.
“Stepping away is a bitter-sweet moment for me,” McClure said. “For almost two decades I’ve been dedicated to the Girl Scout mission to help young girls become women of courage, confidence and character. Looking back on my time with Girl Scouts my memory is filled with images of young girls who grew to become strong, successful women.”
Since 2008, Higgins has served as executive director of the Monmouth County Workforce Development Board.
“I’m honored that the Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore’s board of directors selected me to lead this life-changing organization for girls,” Higgins said. “For almost a decade I’ve helped young adults enter the workforce and I’ve seen the difficulties they face and the obstacles they must overcome. I look forward to leading an organization that makes an impact at a younger age and prepares girls for a lifetime of success and leadership, in all its forms.”
Higgins will assume her role on Oct. 1.
The Girls Scouts of the Jersey Shore serves more than 10,000 girls ages 5-18 in Monmouth and Ocean counties.