Executive Team

Meet Our Executive Team

Along with the CEO, GSUSA's Executive Team guides the organization in the planning, development, and execution of initiatives and resources to benefit a diverse group of girls, volunteers, and staff across the nation—and the world.

Sylvia Acevedo, Chief Executive Officer

Sylvia Acevedo
Chief Executive Officer

 

A lifelong Girl Scout, Sylvia Acevedo was appointed CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA in May 2017, coming full circle from her youth as a Girl Scout in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Through Girl Scouts, Sylvia discovered her passion for space, science, and math. Her interest in STEM subjects would lead her to a career as a rocket scientist, engineer, technology executive, and award-winning STEM entrepreneur.

 

Sylvia has championed girls in STEM, the outdoors, entrepreneurship, and leadership. Girl Scouts now earn badges in cybersecurity, robotics, design thinking, coding, eco awareness, high-adventure outdoor activities, and, of course, space science.

 

Sylvia has been an engineer and executive at Apple, Dell, Autodesk, and IBM. She began her career as a rocket scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where she created algorithms and analyzed data from Voyager 2’s spacecraft flyby of Jupiter and two of its moons, Io and Europa.

 

A strong civic and education leader, Sylvia understands the role education plays in creating opportunities for children and developing the workforce of the future. She was one of the first Hispanic students, male or female, to earn a graduate engineering degree from Stanford University—an MS in industrial engineering—and she holds a bachelor of science degree with honors in industrial engineering from New Mexico State University.

 

Sylvia has been recognized widely for her accomplishments in business and education, and for her work to bring more girls into the STEM pipeline. In 2018 she was named one of Fast Company’s “100 Most Creative People in Business,” as well as “Cybersecurity Person of the Year” by Cybersecurity Ventures. Forbes named her as one of America’s Top 50 Women in Tech, and in 2019 InStyle magazine placed her at number seven on its list of “The Badass 50: Women Who Are Changing the World.”

 

Sylvia is the author of Path to the Stars: My Journey from Girl Scout to Rocket Scientist, a memoir for middle school students that inspires readers to live the lives of their dreams. 


Amy Bodin, Chief Administrative Officer

Amy Bodin
Chief Administrative Officer 
 

Amy Bodin joined Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) as chief administrative officer in 2019. In this role, she leads the Administrative Office, overseeing Information Technology, Enterprise Reporting, Procurement, Sustainability, GSUSA Properties, Cultural Assets, and Public Policy and Advocacy, driving process discipline and continuous improvement throughout the organization.


Bringing to GSUSA over 25 years of experience in everything from Fortune 500 companies to technology startups, Amy began her career at IBM corporate headquarters, developing her skills in project and process management, corporate communications, research, and statistical analysis. She has held multiple senior leadership roles at several technology startups, including operations executive. Throughout her career, Amy has developed and integrated corporate processes in a multitude of business areas; led software initiatives to serve company growth and expansion; managed finances and budgets; designed procurement and contract processes to ensure vendor/client relationship consistency and accuracy; and served on the executive management team. Her contributions helped build sustainable companies from the ground up and assisted in the acquisition of multiple startups.


Amy is a proud Girl Scout alum, in her youth learning essential life and entrepreneurial skills that enabled her to launch and cultivate a successful and multifaceted career. 


Anthony (Tony) Doye, Chief Operating Officer

Anthony (Tony) Doye
Chief Strategy Officer
 

Tony Doye joined Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) in 2014 as its interim chief information officer and stepped into the chief operating officer position in April 2015. As COO, Tony oversaw a team focused on the drivers of GSUSA's business, including diversification of revenue, fund development growth, enhancement of the customer experience, Information Technology, and the effective execution of GSUSA's strategic initiatives. Most recently, Tony has moved into the role of chief strategy officer, in which he’s leveraging his extensive Movement and general business experience to drive Girl Scouts’ growth strategy over the coming years.


Backed by more than 25 years of management and customer service experience, prior to Girl Scouts, Tony was CEO of CompuCom Systems, Inc., a leader in the IT outsourcing field. There he oversaw the corporate direction and strategy of the company as it advanced its mission of transforming the delivery of IT services. Before joining CompuCom in November 2012, Tony served as president and CEO of Fujitsu North America, where he was responsible for the North American outsourcing portfolio; and prior to that, he was president of global outsourcing and managed services for Unisys Corporation, driving growth in the company's outsourcing and infrastructure service businesses. Tony also spent 10 years with Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), where he held numerous global leadership roles in IT services, IT outsourcing, application outsourcing, and consulting services.


Tony began his career with IBM in a variety of customer service, services management, and global project executive roles spanning 20 years. His educational background includes completion of the Stanford University Graduate School of Business Executive Program, as well as attending Cambridge University's summer management program for executives while working for IBM.


Annette Freytag, Chief of Staff

Annette Freytag
Chief of Staff
 

Annette Freytag joined Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) in the summer of 2016 as chief of staff to the CEO. In this role, Annette serves as a strategic advisor to the CEO and partners with her to set and drive strategic and operational imperatives, achieve business transformation, and engage stakeholders across the Girl Scout Movement.


Annette brings over 25 years of business experience to GSUSA, including global responsibilities in corporate and strategic planning, financial controllership, and venture capital at two Fortune 50 companies. Annette began her career with IBM de Venezuela in Caracas, and subsequently worked with Latin American business operations for many years. After pursuing a successful entrepreneurial venture that led to hands-on expertise in business operations, sales, and client relationship management, Annette led management consulting engagements in both the private and public sectors.


A Girl Scout alum, Annette has a deep passion for issues pertaining to women, girls, and inclusivity, and has focused her community volunteerism in these areas. She holds an international MBA and a bachelor of science degree with honors in finance, is certified in change management, speaks German and Spanish fluently, and is currently learning Italian.


Lynn Godfrey, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer

Lynn Godfrey
Chief Brand Marketing and Communications Officer


Lynn Godfrey is the chief brand marketing and communications officer for the Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA). Leading an award-winning, multidisciplinary team, Lynn oversees brand, digital, and content marketing; public relations; corporate and crisis communications; creative and editorial development; and national events and experiential marketing. She is responsible for stewarding the GSUSA brand nationwide and across the more than 100 Girl Scout councils to align with the organization’s mission; drive membership, development, and revenue growth; and build engagement with key audiences. Prior to her current role, Lynn served as GSUSA’s chief strategy officer, overseeing the development of the organization’s three-year strategy in 2015. 


A Girl Scout alum with more than 20 years of nonprofit, public, and corporate experience who in 2019 was included on Agency Spotter’s list of New York’s 30 Most Influential Women in Marketing, Lynn came to GSUSA from the Red Cross of Greater New York, where she oversaw strategic marketing, communications, and community relations. Prior to that, Lynn led marketing and media relations in collaboration with the Office of the Mayor of New York City and several city agencies for the New York City Housing Authority, serving over 600,000 low-income families. She has held various marketing leadership positions at American Express, Viacom, Nickelodeon, and PBS Kids, and launched her career in advertising at Young and Rubicam. 


Lynn holds a master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and a bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University. 


Barry Horowitz, Chief Revenue Officer

Barry Horowitz
Chief Revenue Officer


Barry Horowitz became chief revenue officer of Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) in April 2015, after nearly 10 years leading its Girl Scout Merchandise team, which is responsible for product development, wholesale and retail distribution, marketing, and licensing of Girl Scout uniforms and branded products. As chief merchandising officer, Barry brought several new revenue streams to GSUSA through various licensing relationships; as the CRO, he continues to lead efforts to maximize existing sources of revenue as well as identify innovative new ones.


Prior to joining GSUSA in November 2005, Barry served in numerous roles at Macy's and Federated Department Stores, starting out on the Macy's training squad and soon becoming a buyer of junior sportswear. Subsequent positions included vice president/store manager at Macy's largest branch stores, where he was responsible for sales, merchandising, operations, human resources, and customer service; vice president of planning and distribution for the home store and the cosmetics/fragrance divisions, for which he directed the planning and inventory allocation process and was tasked with maximizing sales, gross margin, turnover, and customer service; and vice president of marketing, a role that saw him partnering with senior merchants in the development and execution of marketing strategies for a $2 billion home store business.


Barry holds a master's degree from the University of Connecticut and a bachelor's degree from Brooklyn College.


Lynelle McKay Chief Customer Officer

Lynelle McKay
Chief Customer Officer
 

Lynelle McKay is chief customer officer at Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA). In this role, Lynelle leads the team accountable for sustainable, Movement-wide membership health and growth, supporting Girl Scout councils to attract and retain girl and adult members. Lynelle and her team are responsible for Girl Scout programming and products, volunteer support, network alignment, and building the capacity and health of the more than 100 councils that facilitate Girl Scouting in communities across the United States and overseas.


Joining the Girl Scout Movement as a board member at Girl Scouts of Central Texas (GSCTX), from 2008 to 2010 Lynelle served on the board’s STEM advisory, finance, and development committees, and as a member of GSCTX’s strategic learning team. In 2013, she became the council’s chief executive officer; in her five-year tenure, she led GSCTX to become one of the top-performing Girl Scout councils with regard to membership growth, member retention, and financial stability.


Before Girl Scouts, Lynelle’s corporate career spanned more than 20 years at Motorola and Freescale Semiconductor, culminating in her position as senior vice president and general manager of the $1 billion networking and multimedia business. Since leaving Freescale in 2008, she has devoted much of her time to serving the community through local nonprofit organizations.


Lynelle received her bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Hawaii.


Maureen McNerney, Deputy Chief  People Officer

Maureen McNerney
Chief People Officer


Maureen McNerney, a human resources executive with more than 27 years of experience in the field, joined Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) in 2019 as chief people officer. In her role, Maureen oversees the strategy for acquiring, developing, rewarding, and retaining top-tier talent at  GSUSA.  She builds  best-in-class HR teams, uses the latest technologies to streamline program development, and  takes  a data-driven approach to problem solving. Maureen’s philosophy is rooted in recognizing and evolving individuals’ specific strengths, while celebrating how this diversity contributes to a richer, stronger whole.


Prior to joining GSUSA, Maureen worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) for more than 20 years, where she held many senior roles. At PwC, she was responsible for defining and leading all strategic people-management initiatives across regional and national practices, representing over $1 billion in annual revenue. 


As a child, she was so enthusiastic about joining Girl Scouts alongside her older sister that Maureen wanted to attend before she was old enough. It was through her many Girl Scout adventures, particularly camping, that she connected to and learned from older girls, enhancing her appreciation for what all-female spaces have to offer and maintaining her love of the outdoors. Because of her Girl Scout experience, Maureen learned early the value of giving back to others and her community, leading her to a career that began at New York City’s YMCA. And as an active member of the Rockville Centre UFSD Curriculum Committee for the past eight years, she has dedicated her time to improving school curricula in the community, promoting a unique, workforce-focused approach to developing content that emphasizes the practical life skills children need to be successful in their future careers.
 

Maureen holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from Iona College and a master’s degree in organizational psychology from Columbia University.


Angela Olden, Chief Financial Officer

Angela Olden
Chief Financial Officer


Angela R. Olden joined Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) as chief financial officer in September 2013. In her role, she oversees the financial management of the organization, including the Controller, Treasury, and Financial Planning and Analysis teams.


Before joining GSUSA, Angela served as CFO of Federation Employment and Guidance Service, Inc. (FEGS), one of the largest and most diversified not-for-profit health and human services organizations. At FEGS, Angela managed a budget of $280 million―with funding from more than 100 discrete sources―and had financial oversight of 14 for-profit and not-for-profit subsidiary corporations. 


Prior to that role, Angela served for nine years as vice president and chief financial officer with the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, which provides funding for a diverse array of education and health and human services organizations. She also served 11 years as a financial executive in both the United States and Europe for FMC Corporation, a $4 billion, publicly traded industrial chemical and equipment manufacturer, where, in her last position, she was responsible for the financial operations of a $200 million division serving the pharmaceutical industry. Within the financial arena, Angela began her career as a staff auditor with Deloitte, Haskins and Sells.


Angela received her MBA in economics and marketing from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, and a bachelor's degree in accounting and finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She is also a certified public accountant in New York and Pennsylvania. Angela is a proud Girl Scout alum who once co-led her daughter’s Girl Scout troop.


Jennifer L. Rochon, General Counsel

Jennifer L. Rochon
General Counsel


Jennifer L. Rochon is the first-ever general counsel of Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA), overseeing the legal affairs of the organization, including compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, protection of Girl Scout assets, and implementation of appropriate risk-management processes. As an Executive Team member, she provides legal counsel, guidance, and strategic advice on a wide range of matters, including contracts and transactions, trademarks and copyrights, employment and human resources, general corporate and governance concerns, nonprofit and tax issues, and litigation support. She also oversees GSUSA’s National Board Office and advises the GSUSA Board of Directors on legal and corporate governance matters.


Prior to joining GSUSA in 2013, Jennifer was a litigation partner at the law firm of Kramer Levin Naftalis and Frankel LLP in New York, and the first woman to serve on the firm's Executive Committee. She litigated numerous commercial matters at both the trial and appellate levels, as well as in an arbitration context. Her law firm practice ran the gamut, from litigating sophisticated contract disputes to resolving regulatory matters to managing intellectual property, advertising, and employment disputes. Jennifer also chaired Kramer Levin Naftalis and Frankel’s Women's Initiative Committee, which focused on improving the recruitment, retention, and advancement of female attorneys; promoting women in leadership roles; and creating effective business networks for women.


Previously, Jennifer clerked for the Honorable Maryanne Trump Barry on both the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. She has been repeatedly recognized as a leading lawyer by legal resources such as The Legal 500 United States and Super Lawyers.


Jennifer, who also spent time in the Peace Corps as a math teacher, received a juris doctorate from New York University School of Law and was a member of its law review. She received her bachelor's degree with dual honors from the University of Michigan. Jennifer followed in the footsteps of her mother and grandmother who were Girl Scouts and she serves as the troop leader for her daughter’s Girl Scout troop.


Sapreet Kaur Saluja, Chief Fund Development Officer

Sapreet Kaur Saluja
Chief Strategic Partnerships and New Ventures Officer


Sapreet Kaur Saluja joined Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) as chief fund development officer in October 2017 and is currently the chief strategic partnerships and new ventures officer. In this role, she leads strategies that support the organization’s partnerships and fundraising efforts. To date she has helped launch four major initiatives that will extend Girl Scouts’ reach and its impact on girls and young women nationwide.


Prior to Girl Scouts, Sapreet served as executive director of the Sikh Coalition, an organization that safeguards the civil and human rights of all people. She was a member of the Sikh Coalition Board of Directors prior to her staff role, strengthening the organization’s community engagement and its capacity to meet needs around advocacy. During her tenure, the Sikh Coalition’s budget and full-time staff tripled, resulting in the largest and most impactful Sikh civil rights organization in the U.S.


Before joining the Sikh Coalition, Sapreet served as managing director of strategy at Teach for America. Prior to her leadership in national nonprofits, Sapreet spent years in the private sector at the corporate headquarters of Coach Inc. and Pottery Barn Kids, leading teams during start-up and major growth phases. She is a former board secretary for the Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation and a former secretary and international commissioner on the GSUSA Board of Directors. She also previously served on the board for the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts. In 2013, Sapreet became the first Sikh to speak at a presidential inaugural prayer service. Her work has been covered by The New York Times, Huffington Post, TIME, The Daily Beast, National Public Radio, and Fox News.


Sapreet served in the Peace Corps in Uganda and Kenya from 1998 to 2001. She is a graduate of the New York University Stern School of Business with a dual degree in marketing and international business.