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Announcing the retirement of Pam Hyland, GSSNE CEO


It is with much gratitude that I share my decision to retire on April 8, 2022—gratitude to all who have made my career in Girl Scouting so rewarding.

I have so enjoyed partnering with all of you to champion the dreams and ambitions of every girl who chose to become a Girl Scout these past six plus years! I’ve been a Girl Scout from the age of 9 and I am so grateful to the women who believed in me and helped me grow. Thanks to all of you for giving today’s girls that same gift.

My career in Girl Scouting started in 1977 and it’s been an amazing journey full of life changing moments for girls, volunteers, and me—thank you for being part of the last leg of this journey.

As a lifetime member and Juliette Gordon Low Society member, Girl Scouting will always be in my heart. I will continue to reside in Rhode Island, as New England is home for me. My youngest great nephew in Connecticut turns one a couple weeks following my retirement date and I can’t wait to celebrate our two milestones! I hope to bump into you in the years ahead and know that I will always support girls in their cookie business!

A Search Committee has been formed of present board members and community leaders to find a successor. Janice DiPietro, Board Treasurer, will Chair the Search Committee. GSSNE has retained Find Great People, LLC (FGP), an Executive Search Firm based out of Greenville, SC to lead the search process. FGP has previously worked with other Girl Scouts councils, including successfully completing a number of CEO searches. FGP has a strong nonprofit practice and we are fortunate that Robyn Ezzell, who leads FGP’s nonprofit practice will spearhead the search for GSSNE. 

All inquiries about the job as well as applications should be sent to: 

Robyn Ezzell
Manager, Nonprofit Executive Search/Sr. Executive Search Consultant 
Find Great People, LLC.  

There will be an opportunity to provide feedback to the search firm on the attributes and competencies you view as most critical in our next CEO. Additional information will be forthcoming.

Thank you again—it has been my privilege to serve alongside you. Let’s all work together to make these last four months strong as a gift to the leader who will follow me, and for the girls who will ultimately benefit from our dedication to this incredible movement!

In gratitude,
Pam Hyland