A San Diego businesswoman is the new national president of Girl Scouts of the USA.
Connie L. Matsui was elected to the volunteer position last month, and will lead the 3 million member organization for the next three years.
Matsui has been involved in the Girl Scouts for more than 20 years, and has continued her involvement even while working as vice president of planning and resource development for IDEC Pharmaceuticals.
“I’m proud to head this highly skilled board, which is truly reflective of the diverse and successful face of America,” Matsui said.
She joins an exclusive list of Girl Scouts who have gone on to successful business careers, including U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, television broadcaster Barbara Walters, several former first ladies and various woman astronauts for the U.S. space program.
Matsui is also the first Asian-American to be elected president, and she has passed the Scouting tradition on to her own family , one of her daughters is a Brownie.
, Simone Toth