First Native Woman to Serve as National Board President of Girls Scouts

First Native Woman to Serve as National Board President of Girls Scouts

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown October 27th, 2014 Last Updated on: October 27th, 2014

In a press release from the Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) it was announced that  will serve as National Board President of the iconic Girl Scouts of the USA. Hannan is now the highest ranking volunteer member of the Girl Scouts and is also the first woman of Native American ancestry to serve as National Board President. A member of the Ho-Chunk Nation Tribe of Wisconsin, Hannan credits the tribe's rich cultural identity with playing a vital role in her personal and professional life.

“Kathy Hannan is an ideal choice to lead the Girl Scout Movement into its second century of service to girls, and I could not have asked for a better partner to collaborate with as we work together on behalf of girls,” said GSUSA CEO Anna Maria Chávez. “Kathy's unique insight, experience, and determination to move the needle for girls is evident in everything she does. As a woman of Native American descent, she is familiar with the struggles girls face, and is uniquely positioned to serve as a role model and mentor to those who aspire to leadership, regardless of their background. I am very excited to partner with Kathy and look forward to working with her in the years ahead, as we lead the Girl Scout Movement into the future.”


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Toyacoyah Brown is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, currently living in Chicago. She received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. When she's not scouring the Internet for fun things to share with PowWows.com readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.

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Liz Fox


B. i. Scheuerle

Congratulation indeed!

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