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Girl Scout Council Leadership

Lidia Soto-Harmon, Chief Executive Officer
 Lidia Soto-Harmon

Lidia Soto Harmon has a proven track record of success in the corporate, non-profit and government sectors. On August 25, 2010, she was appointed CEO of the Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital, after serving six years as the organization’s chief operating officer. The Girl Scout Council is the area’s preeminent leadership organization for girls, serving 90,000 girl and adult members (girls in grades K-12). The council covers the Greater Washington Region, which includes the District of Columbia and 25 counties in Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia.

Ms. Soto-Harmon is directly responsible for developing strategies to achieve the organization's mission, directing a $15 million operating budget with 112 employees located in six offices, and a volunteer structure that includes over 12,000 dedicated adult volunteers. As CEO, her priorities are to develop a strategy to recruit and build girl and adult membership in the region; create a culture of philanthropy to cultivate donors from the corporate and private sectors; and serve as the organization’s spokesperson to establish positive and effective relationships inside and outside the organization. (Read more…)

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Kavin Owens, Chief Financial Officer
 Kavin Owens Kavin Owens oversees the Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital $15M annual operating budget.  He has a unique perspective of the Council with over 20 years of experience. He began his career at Girl Scouts as the accounting manager and progressively assumed positions of higher authority. Today, as the Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Owens directs the Finance department, Human Resources, Information Services, Product Sales, Office Services, Properties and Girl Scout Retail Operations. Prior to joining Girl Scouts he was an auditor with Bert W. Smith & Company a CPA firm. Mr. Owens is a member of the National Association of Black Accountants; Who’s Who in America designee; Ministry Officer and Youth Leader for Christian Way Baptist Church and PTO volunteer with Bowie, MD public school. He is a Norfolk State University graduate with a BS in Accounting. Mr. Owens resides in Prince George’s County, MD is married with two children, a son attending North Carolina A&T University and a high school freshman.
Colleen Cibula, Chief Operating Officer
 Colleen Cibula

Colleen Cibula is the Chief Operating Officer for the Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital. She is responsible for overseeing the day‐to‐day operations, including direct supervision of the Membership department, Program Services, Adult Volunteer Development and Camping Services. Ms. Cibula joined the Council staff in 2002 as a part-time employee to facilitate the delivery of Girl Scout programming to girls from low-income communities. She has held positions of increasing responsibility from manager of adult volunteer development to director of membership. Prior to joining the Council, Ms. Cibula spent 10 years in the non‐profit sector working with at‐risk youth, and an additional 10 years in corporate marketing and public relations. Colleen is a Girl Scout alumna with eight years as a girl member and five years as a volunteer. She served as her daughter’s Girl Scout Brownie and Junior troop leader.  

Ms. Cibula resides in Montgomery County, MD and has a daughter who is attending Montgomery Community College and a son who is a freshman at Coastal Carolina University.  



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