Anne T. Hogan has announced she will retire effective June 1 after 10 years as CEO for Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay.

Hogan stepped into the role of CEO in 2008 after serving on the Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay board of directors for six years. During her tenure, she has overseen the construction of the Peninsula Resource Center in Salisbury, Maryland; the Lynn W. Williams Science & Technology Lodge in Hockessin — the first building in Delaware to earn Platinum LEED Certification; and the new Northern Resource Center in Newark.

Hogan said the search for Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay’s next CEO will be spearheaded by the board of directors, lead by Board Chair Katya Nieburg-Wheeler, and Girl Scouts of the USA. They are setting up a national search task group.

Hogan has been involved in Girl Scouting since she was 7 years old in Massachusetts. She continued her involvement with the movement as a volunteer leader throughout her three-decade career in the banking industry and then president of the Massachusetts-based Spar and Spindle Girl Scout Council’s board of directors. After moving to Delaware in 1991, she joined the board of Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay. She credits Girl Scouts with teaching her core business skills which influenced her success as a corporate executive. As senior executive vice president and director of portfolio marketing operations at MBNA, those skills helped her launch the bank’s global operations in the U.K. and manage 500 employees.

Hogan said that creating an environment where girls can take risks, try something new and develop lifelong leadership skills is so important “because we owe that to today’s girls and to our future.”

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