Sarah Durbin of Edwardsville has been named chief execute officer of Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois. She replaces Villie M. Appoo, who is retiring from Girl Scouts after serving as GSSI’s CEO for 7 years.
Durbin has extensive background in strategic planning, financial management, business and organizational development and fundraising. Before serving as GSSI CEO, Sarah was the executive director for Statewide Independent Living Council of Illinois.
“I am honored to have been chosen as the new CEO for Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois,” Dubin said. “Coming from a family of Girl Scouts, I have always been drawn to the Girl Scouts’ unwavering commitment to empowering all girls. Girl Scouts has played an integral role in shaping the woman I am today and has given me the passion and values to use my skills and experience to lead GSSI in a way that provides all girls throughout our council opportunities to lead and achieve success whatever the topic or the way they choose to learn and explore.”
She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from MacMurray College in Jacksonville. Sarah is a Girl Scout Lifetime Member and earned the highest Girl Scout award, First Class, now called the Girl Scout Gold Award. Her past leadership roles included being transitional vice president for Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana, chief human resources officer for Girl Scouts Prairie Winds in Lisle, and chief executive officer for Girl Scouts of Whispering Oaks in Brookfield.
Source:The Southern, December 10, 2016