Girl Scouts of Central Texas is getting a new chief executive officer starting July 2. It had previously announced that CEO Lynelle McKay, who joined the council in 2013, would be leaving at the end of this Girl Scout year, which ends June 30.
Patricia Ferguson Coy, board chair and corporate president and board chair, sent this announcement to Girl Scouts of Central Texas members Friday:
Girl Scouts of Central Texas Board of Directors has selected Paula Bookidis as the new CEO for our council!
Paula brings extensive professional experience, superior leadership skills, and a passionate commitment to our mission. She has seen firsthand the positive impact Girl Scouts has on girls’ lives, as she has served as a Troop Leader for 4 years. She is looking forward to serving all the girls of Central Texas and to working with the staff and volunteers to further our efforts in building the next generation of girl leaders. We are confident that she will be an excellent leader and advocate for GSCTX and an exemplary role model for our girls.
Paula has been a partner in a management consulting firm, Sense Corp, for almost 20 years. At Sense Corp, she built a multi-million-dollar telecom practice that provided analytics and operational consulting to Fortune 500 companies. In addition, Paula helped guide Sense Corp’s corporate strategy, growing the firm from 30 to 200 employees. Paula is a founding member of Sense Corp’s Outreach program which has provided over $4 million of pro-bono services to St. Louis and Texas non-profit organizations. Through her Outreach work, Paula has helped multiple non-profit organizations build capacity and transform.