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Board of Directors

Across Tampa Bay, private sector to non-profit, our volunteer board of directors guides the Girl Scout Movement here in west central Florida. In addition to seven executive officers and 14 members at large, our board also includes two non-voting girl members in grades 9 – 12. We think that’s pretty cool. 

GSWCF  Board of Directors:


Executive Committee
Denise Samson, President
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Denise Samson is a lifelong resident of St. Petersburg. She attended St. Petersburg College and graduated from the Securities Industry Institute. Throughout her youth, Denise was a member of the Girl Scouts of Suncoast Council and attributes her leadership skills and confidence to Girl Scouting. She served as a Brownie troop leader and cookie mom. Denise is passionate about empowering girls to grow into self-reliant, strong women. She is an active member of the Girl Scouts of West Central Florida Board of Directors, currently serving as Treasurer. She also chairs the Finance Committee and is a member of the Executive Committee. Denise was previously a Member at Large on the board.

Denise is currently a Senior Vice President of Operations at Raymond James & Associates, Inc. During her 30-year career at Raymond James, she has held a variety of leadership roles and currently manages a national team of nearly 200 associates. Denise is also a member of the Raymond James Women’s Interactive Network (WIN) which supports women's professional growth and career development within the financial sector.

Laura Webb, First Vice President
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Laura Webb is a native Floridian and grew up as a Girl Scout on the east coast. She now lives in Tampa, where she is the owner and President of Webb Insurance Group. She earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Special Education from Florida State University and worked as a teacher in Pasco County. Laura is currently Second Vice President of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Fund Development Committee. She previously chaired the Board Development Committee and has also served on the Dessert First committee.

Laura is currently President of the Tampa Bay chapter of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization and a Board Member of Leadership Tampa Bay. Her community involvement also includes the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce and the Tampa Bay Seminole Club. She is also pursuing her pilot’s license.

Marion Rich, Second Vice President
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Marion Rich was the leader of her daughter’s Girl Scout troop for 12 years. The troop spent five years producing a documentary about famous women who were Girl Scouts across the country. Marion continued her involvement with GSWCF by serving on the Board Development Committee, chairing the council’s 100th Anniversary Celebration,  and she currently sits on the Council’s  Board of Directors. In 2002 she was recognized by the Girl Scouts of West Central Florida as a Woman of Distinction. This year, Marion was inducted into the Women of Distinction Hall of Fame.

Marion graduated from the University of Cincinnati with undergraduate and graduate degrees in Communication Arts and Film Studies. She was an adjunct instructor in the Communications Department of St. Petersburg College for 10 years. She began her community volunteer work in 1990 with the Junior League of Clearwater Dunedin. Her training through the Junior League led her into the next 25 years of volunteering in the Tampa Bay region. Marion has served 211 Tampa Bay Cares (14 years and past board chairman), the Junior League of Clearwater Dunedin (past president), Film Foundation of Tampa Bay, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay, Ruth Eckerd Hall, the Caladesi Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Clearwater Bay Alumnae Association of Kappa Kappa Gamma. Marion has also chaired major fundraising events for Morton Plant Mease Health Care Foundation, the American Heart Association, the Film Foundation of Tampa Bay, 211 Tampa Bay Cares, and Big Brothers Big Sisters. 

Lavinia "Vinnie" Vaughn, Third Vice President
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Lavinia “ Vinnie” Vaughn  has been a Girl Scout volunteer for many years, serving Girl Scouts of Suncoast Council and Girl Scouts of West Central Florida as a troop leader, consultant, and cookie program organizer for the Smiling Sisters Community. She has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2012 and is currently the Third Vice President. Vinnie chaired the Long Range Program and Properties Task Force, who recently completed an assessment of all of our property assets and recommended a long-term plan for enhancement to meet current and future programming needs. She serves on the council’s Properties Committee and has been invaluable to property transactions, providing legal and practical advice to council and the committee.

Vinnie lives in Tampa and works at Carlton Fields Jorden Burt, P.A. as an attorney and shareholder specializing in commercial real estate, finance and business law. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in French and Spanish from Montclair State University, a Master of Arts in French from the University of Richmond, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Richmond.

Abby Mackness, Secretary
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Abby Mackness served six years on the Board of Directors for Girl Scouts of the Nation’s Capital (GSCNC). During her Board terms, she has been a member of the Nominating Committee twice, a member of the Major Gifts Committee, a member of the Information Technology Committee, and the Juliette Low Society.  She is also a member of the Women’s Advisory Board (WAB) whose mission is to mentor and sponsor Gold Award girls.  Abby was the troop leader for her granddaughter’s Daisy and Brownie troops and is a lifetime Girl Scout member.  She also served as her Service Unit’s SHARE manager this past year, exceeding their SHARE goal.  During her time at Booz Allen and Hamilton, Abby started a ground breaking program called “Make the Connection” with a fellow Booz Allen principal, and fellow Girl Scout.  “Make the Connection” is a mentoring program to provide teen Girl Scouts with tools and techniques to make them successful in the business world.  “Make the Connection” celebrated its 10th anniversary last November and has mentored over 8,000 teen Girl Scouts in the Washington D.C. area to date.  

Professionally, Abby has more than 30 years of experience in the development, management, and maintenance of large-scale information technology programs, especially in the area of advanced biometrics and identity management.   Abby is a Project Management Professional (PMP) certified by the Project Management Institute (PMI).  As Senior Director for MorphoTrust USA, Abby is responsible for all new business capture, bids and proposals and moved to the Tampa area in December 2015

Gwin Londrigan, Treasurer
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Gwin Londrigan is on the Board Development Committee, after previously chairing the committee a couple of years ago.  She has also served on the Girl Scouts of West Central Florida board.  She is a Girl Scouts of West Central Florida Woman of Distinction. She now serves on the event’s committee and served as chair for the previous two years.

Additionally, she was previously an operational volunteer with our Travel Pathway.  She is a member and past president of the Junior League of Clearwater-Dunedin, the immediate past president and a current board member of Random Acts of Flowers - Tampa Bay, a former board member of the Association of Junior Leagues International in New York, former board member and recruitment chair for Leadership Pinellas, and a former board member of the Dunedin Fine Art Center and the Clearwater Library Foundation.  In 2010, Publix Super Markets recognized Gwin for her philanthropy with the Mr. George Community Service Award. Gwin is currently Reporting Specialist on the Social Media and Customer Care Analytics team with Publix Super Markets, Inc.  Before this position, she spent 13 years supporting the Retail Operations Group as a Senior Business Consultant with Publix.  She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Multinational Business Operations from Florida State University, and is a graduate of Leadership Pinellas.  She lives in Safety Harbor.

 


Girl Board Members
Bayley E.

Bayley is a Girl Scout Senior and sophomore at Crystal River High School. She represents GSWCF as a member of the MediaGirlz Team and also on the CEO Girl Advisory Board. Bayley is looking forward to her role on the board of directors to become the liaison between the service units in her area and the board. 

Aryma M.

Aryma is a Girl Scout Senior and freshman at Plant High School. As a member of the CEO Girl Advisory Board and Camp CEO participant, Aryma is focusing on leadership development and is looking forward to her role on the board of directors so she can be the voice for girls. 


Members at Large
Jodi Avery (2018-2020)
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Jodi Avery was recently awarded Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Real Estate Business Woman of the Year for 2016. She is also the #1 Individual Real Estate Agent for Keller Williams (MC138) for 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. She is on the board of the Answered Prayer Project, PBOD and ambassador at the Safety Harbor Chamber of Commerce, member of Working Woman of Tampa Bay, member of the Christian Chamber of Commerce, and oversight President of the Make Kindness Count Movement. She is well known as the creator of Jodi’s A-List Book, a network of local business owners with common values and a commitment to providing the highest level of customer service. Jodi recently released her Giving Matters initiative which helps local families and charities in need. Jodi ranks among the top 1% of all Realtors and was recently featured on the cover of Top Agent Magazine for her innovative business practices.

Jodi puts her faith and family first which keep everything else in her life aligned. She has four wonderful children: Hunter, Victoria, Elizabeth and Lily. She leads a full and active life as her passion is to help others and give back to the community.

Maruchi Azorin (2018-2019)
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Maruchi Azorin is founder and owner of Villa Rosa Distinctive Linens, one of Tampa's most successful specialty stores since 1984. A magna cum laude graduate of the University of Florida holding an M.B.A and a BA, she was inducted into the University of Florida Hall of Fame and selected to Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities. Ms. Azorin serves by gubernatorial appointment on the Florida Commission on the Status of Women since 2016. She has served on the Florida Suncoast Girls Scout Council Board of Directors for three years. And is serving as a Trustee for the Tampa Bay History Center Board of Directors. Maruchi served on the MOSI (Museum of Science and Industry) Board of Directors for 20 years and served as the Chair of the Board from 2009-2012. She created and was the founding chair of MOSI's National Hispanic Scientist of the Year event from 2000-2016. She has served on the City of Tampa Mayor's Hispanic Advisory Council since 1987 and chaired it for an unprecedented eight years (1992-2000). She was the founding chair in 1989 of the annual "Latinos Unidos Scholarship Luncheon”. She was also the first Hispanic woman to serve on the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce's Board of Directors from 1992-1997. Ms Azorin was selected as the 2010 Entrepreneur Business Woman of the Year by the Tampa Bay Business Journal, “Woman of Distinction 2010” by the Florida West Coast Girls Scouts Council as well as selected Hispanic Woman of the Year in 1999. She also received the Martin Luther King, Jr. award in 1996 as well as the 1994 Human Rights Award from the Tampa/Hillsborough County Human Rights Council. A native of Cuba, Ms. Azorin Blanco immigrated to the United States with her family in 1960. She is married and has one child. 

Susan S. Craig (2018-2020)

Susan S. Craig is a Financial Advisor with Morgan Stanley Wealth Management in Tampa, Florida.  Susan graduated from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College (Virginia) with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Minors in Economics and History in 1980. Susan began her career in the financial industry as a Financial Advisor with Merrill Lynch in Norfolk, Virginia in 1983.  She left Merrill Lynch to relocate out of the country moving to Hong Kong and Taiwan for several years.   Susan was thrilled to return to the financial industry with Morgan Stanley.  Susan works primarily with high net worth clients.  Many of her clients are women, and she has a particular interest in helping women who are experiencing a change in their life’s circumstances through widowhood or divorce.  She has attained the Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® (CDFA™) designation to better align herself with her clients’ needs.  Her goal is to thoroughly understand your financial needs utilizing Morgan Stanley resources to create an investment strategy that is uniquely your own.  Giving back to others plays a large part in Susan’s life.  Susan’s volunteer commitments include being a high school mentor, volunteering with the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, the Lake Wales Arts Council and she has volunteered on 13 international medical missions with Operation Smile as a Medical Records team Leader.  

Renee Dabbs (2017-2019)
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Renee Dabbs lives in Tampa where she is owner and principal in a strategy, branding and project management firm. She was previously the Chief Operating Officer of The Victory Group where she managed the day-to-day operations of the company, the client interface, and production of television and radio spots. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Florida.

Renee is completing a two-year term as Second Vice President on the board and Executive Committee, and formerly chaired the Fund Development Committee. She is currently Co-Chair of the 2015 CEO search team. She has been a troop leader and consultant, chaired the Women of Distinction Luncheon committee twice and was on the Transition Nominating Committee in 2007.

Kelly Flannery (2018-2020)
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Kelly Flannery, who is the president and CEO of the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce, was the 2017 BPW Foundation’s Women of the Year and is a two-time finalist for the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s BusinessWoman of the Year. She serves on the Executive Committee for the Florida Association of Chamber Professionals and is a member of the Community Support Council for MacDill Air Force Base. Kelly is a Lifetime member of Girl Scouts, has served on the Girl Scouts of West Central Florida Board of Directors since 2015, and has been a part of the Board Development, Camp CEO and Strategic Planning Committees. A Tampa native, Kelly is a graduate of H.B. Plant High School and Florida State University with a degree in Political Science. Kelly and her husband, Jim, live in South Tampa and on weekends they like to explore their local community and spend time with their rescue dog, Zoey.

Cami Gibertini (2018-2020)
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Cami Gibertini has more than 28 years of retail banking experience in various leadership roles within a few institutions in the Tampa Bay market. With deep ties to the Brandon community, Mrs. Gibertini joined USAmeriBank in 2008 to lead the bank’s Brandon retail branch, which is consistently a market leader in deposit growth, loan production and sales and service. Mrs. Gibertini is also Director of Women Entrepreneurs, a women’s program for female business professionals that the bank launched in 2016. Mrs. Gibertini holds banking certifications from the University of Florida’s Florida School of Banking and University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Graduate School of Retail Banking. She also attended University of Central Florida’s RMA Commercial Lending School and will graduate from ABA’s Stonier Graduate Banking School at the University of Pennsylvania in June 2018 with a Warton Business School Certificate of Achievement.

An active member of the Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce, Mrs. Gibertini most recently served as chairwoman for 2016. In addition to her involvement with the Brandon Chamber, Mrs. Gibertini is a graduate and past alumni chair of Leadership Brandon, a graduate of Leadership Tampa and Leadership Tampa Bay and a past president of ECHO (Emergency Care Health Organization) of Brandon and remains an active Board member and is Chair of the Finance Committee. In 2011, she was the honorary mayor of Brandon. Mrs. Gibertini recently joined the Board of Directors of the Girl Scouts of West Central Florida in June 2017.  Mrs. Gibertini and her husband Scott live in Brandon where they raised their two children, Haley and Ryan, who are both in college.  In her spare time, she enjoys reading, working out, fine dining, going to movies, and spending time with her best girlfriends. 

Kay Gray (2017-2019)

Kay Gray is a current member of our Board of Directors who lives and works in Polk County where she is the Director of Financial Accounting for Florida’s Natural Growers citrus co-op.  She has been a member and board member of the National Society of Accountants for Cooperatives (South Atlantic Division), a member of P.E.O., A Philanthropic Educational Organization with a focus on providing educational opportunities for women worldwide, and a sustaining member of The Junior League of Greater Winter Haven, and the Association of Junior Leagues International. She is a member of First Presbyterian Church of Winter Haven where she greatly enjoys teaching Sunday School and is an ordained Elder. Kay was a Girl Scout as a child in the Heart of Florida Council, and her father was on the camping committee that built out part of Camp Wildwood in the 1960’s. Kay lives in Winter Haven with her husband Carson and their two labs, Sam and Hannah, and cat Feebie.

Felecia Harvey (2018-2020)
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Felecia Harvey is the Corporate Affairs Lead for Amgen’s newly opened Capability Center in Tampa and a current member of our board.  She is a graduate of Florida A&M University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics.

As a child, Felicia was a Girl Scout Brownie in the USA Girl Scouts Overseas program in Germany.  While a student at FAMU, she was a troop leader with the Girl Scout Council of the Apalachee Bend. In 2013, Felicia was our first Woman of Promise, when we honored her along with our Women of Distinction for her achievements in the community.  Felicia currently serves as the chair of the United Negro College Fund Tampa Bay Leadership Council and is a member of the Florida Chamber Foundation Board of Directors, Athena Society, The Links, Incorporated and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. Felicia knows first-hand the wonderful impact scouting has on the self-esteem and confidence of girls, and she wants to expand that to young ladies who may not have considered Girl Scouts as an opportunity for involvement.

Maria Izquierdo-Hayes (2018-2020)
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Maria Izquierdo-Hayes previously served as a co-leader of Troop 60023 and has served the Wai Lani Community as a delegate and a member of the Wai Lani Family Partnership. Maria created the GoForIT initiative in 2015, establishing workshops and seminars for girls interested in the IT field through her position as Procurement Manager at Tech Data Corporation. She received the “Thanks Badge” in 2016.  She is currently serving on the Properties Committee.

Maria has a BA in Psychology with a Minor in English from Florida International University and a Masters of Business Administration from St. Thomas University. She worked at Tech Data for five years and is currently working for Johnson & Johnson. Apart from her service to Girl Scouts, Maria is a community servant to several other organizations. She is a Golf Committee Member for Companies for Kids, the treasurer and Safety Chair Committee member for a local PTA chapter, and volunteers for Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Pinellas County.

H. Tyson Lykes II (2017-2019)

H. Tyson Lykes II currently serves on the Board of Directors.  He is on the Finance and Executive Committees and is head of the Properties Committee.  He is also on the Long Range Properties and Planning Committee. He was a member of the 2010 CEO search team and was co-chair of the 2015 CEO Search Team. He served Girl Scouts of Suncoast Council as a Board member, officer, and as a member of many committees and task groups. He is also involved with numerous other social and charitable organizations in the Tampa area.

Tyson earned a BS degree in Business and Citrus from Florida Southern College which prepared him for the many years working in his family’s citrus groves and at other agricultural businesses.  Since then, he has been self-employed, primarily in agricultural endeavors. He owns and manages numerous timber tracts in Florida and Georgia. He is also a pecan farmer in South Georgia. Tyson developed a low density housing development in Hernando Co. Tyson lives in south Tampa with his family and attends Christ the King Catholic Church. In his spare time Tyson visits Western North Carolina with his family—where they hike, boat, and play tennis—and spending time with his granddaughter, Emma Kate.

Stephanie Owens (2018-2020)
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Stephanie Owens, a current member of our board, is an external affairs executive with over 20 years in public service crafting public policy to improve the lives of Americans and their community.  She currently serves as a Principal with Dolphin Strategies, LLC a public affairs firm specializing in advocacy, lobbying, and public engagement. Stephanie served as an appointee of both President Barack Obama and President Bill Clinton, holding senior positions with the White House; and the Departments of Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, Commerce, and the Environmental Protection Agency. Stephanie also serves on the Boards of League of Women Voters St. Pete and the ACLU Pinellas. She is a graduate of the University of Southern California and lives in St. Petersburg with her husband.

Keith Smith (2018-2020)
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Keith Smith is a shareholder in Gray Robinson’s Lakeland office. Keith concentrates his practice in the areas of corporate law, estate planning, the representation of lenders and financial institutions and utilities law.  Keith commenced the practice of law in Florida at Citigroup Inc., in Tampa, Florida, where he served as a Senior Attorney and Vice President. At Citigroup, Keith provided legal support for a variety of transactions in the areas of real estate, technology, e-commerce and shared services. After returning to private practice as a shareholder of a Central Florida law firm, Keith continued to practice in the areas of banking and finance, real estate and corporate law. Keith has since expanded his practice to include estate planning, business succession planning and wealth preservation planning for business owners and individuals. As a part of his corporate practice, Keith acts as outside general counsel to multiple businesses, including Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative Inc., one of the largest rural electric cooperative utilities in the nation.

Natalie Thomas (2018-2019)
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Natalie Thomas focuses her practice on commercial litigation with an emphasis on construction litigation. She is Board Certified in Construction Law by the Florida Bar and represents contractors, subcontractors, design professionals, owners and sureties in various complex construction matters.  In addition to her construction experience, Ms. Thomas also handles a variety of complex commercial business matters and is also a Florida State Court Certified Mediator. Ms. Thomas is active in her profession and serves on the Florida Bar's Construction Certification Committee and is the Chairman of the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit's Grievance Committee A. She has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® (Commercial Litigation: 2015–present); Florida Super Lawyers® (Litigation: 2015–present); Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star (2012); Florida Trend magazine's Legal Elite (2017); Martindale-Hubbell AV® Peer Review Rated; and as BusinessWoman of the Year finalist, Tampa Bay Business Journal (2014 and 2017). Ms. Thomas grew up in Tampa and remains very active in the community through her involvement in a variety of nonprofit organizations that have a positive impact on the Tampa Bay area. She has served as President of the Board of Directors of Alpha House of Tampa and also served on the Boards of The Centre For Women, PACE Hillsborough, Bay Area Legal Services and The Florida Aquarium.  She is a member of the Athena Society and Leadership Tampa Class of 2014.


Board Development Committee:

The Board Development Committee (BDC) is responsible for partnering with the board to build a high performing board that is as effective as it can be.  The committee recruits and slates nominees for council leadership and works closely with the board to ensure board orientation, ongoing education and assessment.

Felecia Gilmore-Long (2017-2019)
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Felecia Gilmore-Long has served two terms as Board President and previously served as First Vice President, Board Treasurer, a member of the Finance Committee, Chair of the 2010 CEO Search Team, and a member of the 2015 CEO Search Team. She was a National Council Delegate in 2014, 2011, and 2008, a board member for Girl Scouts of Suncoast Council, and a member of the Council Realignment Committee. Felecia was a Girl Scout in Pinellas County during her childhood and has gone back to mentor during workshops.

Felecia worked in the banking industry for the past 21 years. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business from Florida State University. She is a Life Member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. active in Tampa’s graduate chapter, Gamma Theta Omega, Inc.  Currently she serves as Assistant Treasurer for the chapter; also serving on the History Committee, chairing a Community Service subcommittee that focus on students at Joshua House.  She has past board affiliation with SEPIA, Inc.(Clearwater) and Corporation to Develop Communities (East Tampa).  She is a member of Allen Temple AME Church serving in a leadership role as a Steward and serves on the IT committee.  She and her husband Charles reside in Lutz.

 

Maria Izquierdo-Hayes (2018-2020)
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Maria Izquierdo-Hayes previously served as a co-leader of Troop 60023 and has served the Wai Lani Community as a delegate and a member of the Wai Lani Family Partnership. Maria created the GoForIT initiative in 2015, establishing workshops and seminars for girls interested in the IT field through her position as Procurement Manager at Tech Data Corporation. She received the “Thanks Badge” in 2016.  She is currently serving on the Properties Committee.

Maria has a BA in Psychology with a Minor in English from Florida International University and a Masters of Business Administration from St. Thomas University. She worked at Tech Data for five years and is currently working for Johnson & Johnson. Apart from her service to Girl Scouts, Maria is a community servant to several other organizations. She is a Golf Committee Member for Companies for Kids, the treasurer and Safety Chair Committee member for a local PTA chapter, and volunteers for Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Pinellas County.

Gwin Londrigan (2018-2020)
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Gwin Londrigan is currently a reporting analyst on the Social Media and Customer Care Analytics team a relatively new department for Publix Super Markets, Inc.  Prior to that, she spent 13 years supporting the retail operations group as a senior business consultant with Publix.  She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in finance and multinational business operations from Florida State University, and is a graduate of Leadership Pinellas. She will begin pursuing her MBA this summer.  She lives in Safety Harbor.  Gwin is our current Board Treasurer and has previously served on our Board of Directors and Board Development Committee (BDC) and as a chair of the BDC. She’s a Girl Scouts of West Central Florida Woman of Distinction; now serving on the event committee and has served as a past chair.  Additionally she was previously an operational volunteer with our Travel Pathway.  She is a member and past president of the Junior League of Clearwater-Dunedin, the immediate past president and a current board member of Random Acts of Flowers - Tampa Bay, a former board member and governance committee member of the Association of Junior Leagues International in New York, former board member and recruitment chair for Leadership Pinellas, and a former board member of the Dunedin Fine Art Center and the Clearwater Library Foundation.  In 2010 Publix Super Markets recognized Gwin for her philanthropy, with the Mr. George Community Service Award.

Abby Mackness (2018-2020)
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Abby Mackness, currently Secretary of the Board of Directors, has over thirty years of experience in the development, management, and maintenance of large-scale information technology programs for Federal, Defense, Intelligence, State and Local,  and commercial customers, especially in the area of advanced biometrics and identity management.   Abby is a Project Management Professional (PMP) (certified by the Project Management Institute (PMI).  Prior to serving GSWCF, she served six years on the Board of Directors for Girl Scouts of the Nation’s Capital (GSCNC). During her Board terms, she had been a member of the Nominating Committee twice, a member of the Major Gifts Committee, a member of the Information Technology Committee, and the Juliette Low Society. Abby was the troop leader for her granddaughter’s Daisy and Brownie troops and is a lifetime Girl Scout member.  

Judy Smolar (2017-2019)

Judy Smolar is currently employed at BB&T and has been originating mortgages for the last 12 years.   Her background is in Finance and Accounting and she spent about 18 years of her career as a finance manager for 2 national mortgage companies.  She started her professional career in Public Accounting working for Touche Ross in Pittsburgh (now Deloitte Touche) where she was responsible for the Audit of the Girl Scouts of South Western Pennsylvania.  Although Judy was a Girl Scout until she was 12 years old, this was her first exposure to Girl Scouts as an adult, and she learned to understand and appreciate in a new way.

Judy spends her free time, whatever there is of it, playing tennis.  She has been married to the same great guy for 37 years, and has one son who will make me a grandmother in May.  She says that her life it pretty full, and now it is time for me to give back.  She looks forward to working with the organization. 

Isabella Wooldridge (2018-2020)

Isabella Wooldridge has been active with GSWCF since 2000 as a troop leader, community registrar, Area F co-chair and National Delegate.   She is a retired US Air Force veteran and currently works for the Department of the Navy as a supervisor and acquisition professional/logistician.  Isabella is also an advisor to sorority women at the University of South Florida and serves as the chapter's House Corporation President.  She is married and has two daughters who were both active in Girl Scouts throughout high school.  Isabella lives and works in Tampa.

Patricia Wooster (2018-2020)

Patricia Wooster, an author, book coach and motivator, researches and writes about issues that are important to youth. She has written curriculum for a national personal development program for middle and high school girls and her books have been included in school curriculums, WeDay youth leadership events, and book clubs. As a coach, she assists business leaders and entrepreneurs plan, write, and publish their own nonfiction books. Patricia participated in the January 2018 Camp CEO and is excited to become more involved with the Girl Scout movement. She and her husband and their two sons reside in Pasco County.