Third-Generation Girl Scout Takes the Helm at Girl Scouts of Nassau County - Black Enterprise
Black Enterprise Magazine July/August 2018 Issue

The Girl Scouts of Nassau County’s Board of Directors announced earlier this year the appointment of Randell Marie Bynum as its newest CEO.

A third-generation Girl Scout, Bynum brings years of nonprofit experience to her new role. She worked at GSNC earlier in her career, as well as with the Girl Scouts of USA. She has also held positions at corporations and media organizations that focus on education, community engagement, and youth empowerment.

“I am thrilled to be back at GSNC as your new CEO, and delighted to see how this council has grown and changed,” Bynum is quoted as saying in a statement. “Over the last 25 years, I have been fortunate to work with the Girl Scouts of Nassau County and Girl Scouts of the USA, in addition to other organizations focused on empowering youth and bringing families closer together. I believe girls thrive by having a place to build courage, confidence, and character where they can learn skills that will last a lifetime.”

Bynum, who goes by the nickname Rande, is a former senior director of outreach and partnerships at Sesame Workshop and a former publishing director of family and community engagement at Scholastic Inc.

Her connection with the Girl Scouts runs deep. Earlier in her career, she was director, Program and Adult Development at GSNC. She also worked at the Girl Scouts of the USA, where she was responsible for the Dove Self-Esteem Fund corporate partnership and the Girl Scout/Dove Self-Esteem Program.

She has a Master of Social Work with concentrations in program planning, administration, and research from Stony Brook University, and also holds a B.A. from Binghamton University, according to the statement.

Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, and Leader

“Rande embodies the spirit of a G.I.R.L [Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-Taker, and Leader], and the Girl Scouts of Nassau County is delighted to welcome Rande as our new CEO,” Wanda Jackson, president of GSNC’s Board of Directors, says in the statement.

“After conducting a nationwide search, we are confident that Rande will be a terrific fit to lead our council. Her years of experience and leadership abilities within nonprofit organizations—including the Girl Scouts of Nassau County and Girl Scouts of the USA—combined with her passion for empowering young girls will be a vital asset to us,” Jackson continues.

Girl Scouts of Nassau County serves a current membership of nearly 23,000—17,900 girls, 5,000 adult volunteers, and a staff of 65 full- and part-time employees.

For more information, visit GSNC’s website.

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