Angela Hubbard Woods has been named by the Board of Directors as the new Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts, Hornets' Nest Council, which serves more than 23,000 girls and volunteers in its eight-county region. She begins January 15.
"Our Council is a leader among its peers across the country, and we were fortunate to draw a strong slate of extremely talented candidates for the Board's consideration," said Monica McDaniel, president of the board. "We were looking for a CEO who would follow in Sally Daley's footsteps by continuing to propel our organization forward through innovation, resource development, futuristic thinking and community engagement. Angela brings all of that plus boundless energy and passion for the Girl Scout mission. Her diversity of thought and experience will help shape our Council and position it to be the premier leadership organization for girls in the eight counties we serve." Woods comes to the post with a lengthy history of lead roles with non-profit organizations. She is currently the CEO of the Girl Scouts Heart of the South Council, headquartered in Memphis, TN. For 10 years, she held senior leadership positions in the United Way of Central Carolinas before becoming 2007 Chief Operating Officer of the United Way of the National Capital Area in Washington, DC. Angela earned her bachelor's degree in psychology from Spelman College in Atlanta. She also earned a Master of Business Administration in finance from Clark Atlanta University and earned a law degree from the University of Georgia. Angela retains an active membership in the State Bar of Georgia.
"I am very excited to return to a city I love and to an organization with such a strong history of success," Woods said. "The development of today's girls into tomorrow's leaders continues to be as vital as ever. The opportunity to further engage in the wonderful philanthropic community in Charlotte to do all that we can to help girls build character and skills for success in the real world is one that I am honored to accept."
We congratulate and wish Angela and her family well as they embark on this new journey. We have been so fortunate to have Angela at the helm for the past four years, and she has position us in a remarkably better place to continue our mission. ----Kathleen R. Webb, Esq. Girl Scouts Heart of the South Board Chair.
Woods replaces Sally Daley, who has served the past five years as CEO of Hornets' Nest Council. Daley announced her resignation several months ago citing the need to spend more time with her family. She continues to fill the role and will work with Woods to ensure a smooth transition. Daley has led the development of The Dale Earnhardt Environmental Leadership Campus at Oak Springs in Iredell County. The camp's master plan is more than half completed, bolstered by a $2 million grant from the Dale Earnhardt Foundation.
The level of commitment from the Earnhardt Foundation along with so many other significant contributions from the community inspired Woods to seek the position. "Oak Springs is an opportunity to engage the greater community in the experience and, in particular, those girls who are not currently Girl Scouts," Woods said.