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September 28, 2023

Longtime CEO of Girl Scouts Central Mass. stepping down

PHOTO | Courtesy of Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts Pattie Hallberg, CEO of Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts

Pattie Hallberg, who served as CEO of Worcester nonprofit Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts for 16 years, is stepping down from the position at the end of 2023.

The GSCWM board will oversee the hiring of Hallberg’s successor, according to a Thursday press release. The nonprofit is employing the South Carolina-based search firm Find Good People to aid the search process and transition.

Hallberg is not leaving the role for another position, according to a GSCWM spokesperson. 

Among Hallberg’s accomplishments during her tenure, she led the merger of three Girl Scout councils based in Worcester, East Longmeadow, and Florence into the current version of the council, representing 186 communities. That effort included opening in 2019 a new 7,400-square-foot headquarters on Century Drive in Worcester.

“Pattie’s legacy at Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts is nothing short of extraordinary,” GSCWM Board President Nicole Messier said in the press release. “Her leadership has been instrumental in shaping the organization into what it is today. We are profoundly grateful for her unwavering dedication, expertise, and vision, which have empowered countless girls and women to embrace their potential. As we embark on this transition, we remain steadfast to upholding the values and mission that Pattie has championed throughout her tenure. The GSCWM board is committed to finding a worthy successor who will carry on Pattie’s legacy and uphold our mission to nurture the future female leaders of tomorrow.”

GSCWM reported $3.6 million in revenue in fiscal 2022, according to GuideStar data. Its annual expenses were $4 million for the year.

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