Wednesday, April 27, 2016

GSCCC CEO Recognized for Excellence in Nonprofit Leadership

Congratulations to our very own leader Tracy Keller! She’s the CEO of Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast and the recipient of The Excellence in Nonprofit Leadership Award. VOLUNTEER Hampton Roads selects an outstanding nonprofit chief executive to honor annually with this award.

Tracy was selected because of her demonstrated leadership with our board, staff and volunteers, as well as her proactive involvement as an advocate for girls and women in the community. She is committed to our Girl Scout mission and has undertaken a customer engagement initiative for our Council which will help improve the way we reach and serve girls and volunteers.

Her leadership abilities have been recognized many times in the past and have included being an honoree of the “Top 40 Leaders under 40” award” by Inside Business Magazine, the distinguished Alumni of the Decade Gold Award from Virginia Wesleyan College, and a Woman of Distinction by the YWCA of South Hampton Roads. She has also been presented the Thanks Badge I and the Thanks Badge II awards– highest adult awards in Girl Scouts.

Stepping up to leadership is something Tracy feels confident in doing. She has served as the president of the National Association of Girl Scout Executives (AGSES) and was inducted into the Association for Girl Scout Executive’s Hall of Fame. She has been active on many boards that have included the Women’s Division Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce Chesapeake; the Great Bridge Rotary Club, and the City of Chesapeake’s Human Services Advisory Board. She currently serves on the Tidewater Community College Alumni Advisory Board and the United Way of South Hampton Roads Women’s Leadership Council.