Latina to head Girl Scouts

Anna Maria Chávez will lead the Girl Scouts of the United States of America. Photo: Courtesy Photo / SA

San Antonian Anna Maria Chávez, CEO of the Girls Scouts of Southwest Texas, has been named chief executive of the Girl Scouts of the United States of America.

She becomes the first Latina to lead the national scouting organization, which is preparing to celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2012.

Chávez, who becomes only the 19th national leader in Girl Scout history, will take the reins after the organization’s 52nd convention Nov. 8-13 in Houston.

She will be transitioning to the Girl Scouts’ New York headquarters over the next several months and officially assume duties Nov. 14.

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