Timothy Higdon Named Chief of External Affairs, Girl Scouts of the USA


November 11, 2010

Girl Scouts of the USA

Joshua Ackley
(212) 852-8038

New York, N.Y.—Girl Scouts of the USA has announced the appointment of Timothy Higdon as Chief of External Affairs, effective November 11, 2010.

"As we move toward our 100th anniversary in 2012, we're turning our attention more and more to the world outside Girl Scouting," said Kathy Cloninger, CEO, Girl Scouts of the USA. "We wanted a strong team leader with deep experience in fund development, advocacy, marketing, and communications—and Timothy Higdon fits the bill perfectly. We're delighted to have found him and very much look forward to beginning our work together."

Prior to this appointment, Higdon served as Deputy Executive Director for External Affairs at Amnesty International USA, in which position he was responsible for national and international fund development, as well as communications and marketing. Earlier in his career held positions as Vice President for CCS Fund Raising and as Alliance Marketing Manager for IBM. He also served as a major in the United States Army Corps of Engineers for 17 years, active duty and reserves.

Timothy Higdon holds an MPA in Public Service with a concentration in finance from the Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service, New York University, and a BS in finance from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business. Outside of work he serves as an Adjunct Professor at NYU's George F. Heyman Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising, for which services he received the NYU Excellence in Teaching Award.

About Girl Scouts
Founded in 1912, Girl Scouts of the USA is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls with 3.4 million girl and adult members worldwide. Girl Scouts is the leading authority on girls' healthy development, and builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. The organization serves girls from every corner of the United States and its territories. Girl Scouts of the USA also serves American girls living overseas in 90 countries. For more information on how to join, volunteer, reconnect, or donate to Girl Scouts, call 800-GSUSA 4 U (800-478-7248) or visit www.girlscouts.org.