Girl Scouts of Rhode Island Appoints New CEO

Neil M. Stamps

Neil M. Stamps, Girl Scouts of Rhode Island’s fourth CEO

WARWICK. RI – On April 17, at a regular meeting of the board of directors, Neil M. Stamps was voted in as Girl Scouts of Rhode Island, Inc.’s fourth CEO.  Mr. Stamps had been Interim CEO since September 2013, when the previous CEO resigned.

Stamps’ comes to GSRI with 30 years of experience in the jewelry industry, most recently LDC, Inc., a full service jewelry manufacturer in Providence, where he was Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer.

“Neil is an experienced broad-based executive with proven success in moving organizations forward by inspiring outstanding performance and superior customer focus”, said Lisa DeCubellis, board chair.  “His vast experience in finance, operations and new technology align with our council’s short- and long-term goals and objectives. He accomplished a great deal as an Interim CEO, so much so that the board unanimously voted him in as the permanent CEO at our April meeting.”

“I am truly honored to be the CEO of such an iconic and life-changing organization. My daughter was a Girl Scout a decade ago and, in the seven months I’ve been here, I can see that Girl Scouting’s mission to build girls of courage, confidence and character is still very much alive and well.”

“It’s an exciting time at Girl Scouts, with lots of changes for the good occurring, said Mr. Stamps.  “Perhaps the most exciting change is the launch of a Girl Leadership Experience Center at our new location in Warwick. The center is integral to our desire to provide exciting, new leadership programming in six ‘Centers of Excellence’ to girls throughout our jurisdiction. We are confident that the programming will help reverse a trend in which girls have begun opting out of leadership roles.”

About Girl Scouts of Rhode Island, Inc.
Girl Scouts is the world’s preeminent girl leadership organization where, in an accepting and nurturing environment, girls build character and skills for success in the real world. Girl Scouts of Rhode Island, Inc., in partnership with 2,600 adult volunteers, serves 8,700 girls from Rhode Island, Pawcatuck, CT, and these communities in MA: Bellingham, Blackstone, Attleboro, Fall River, North Attleboro, Plainville, Somerset, Swansea, Westport, Wrentham, Millville, Rehoboth and Seekonk, MA.

For additional information on events happening in Rhode Island, please visit www.gsri.org, follow @GirlScoutsRI on Twitter, and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GirlScoutsRhodeIsland

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