Girl Scouts name Fugate CEO

The Girl Scout Council of Southern Appalachian’s (GSCSA) board of directors has named appointed Lynne Lawson Fugate as CEO of the council following an extensive search process.

Lynne Fugate

Lynne Lawson Fugate Fugate, former Executive Director for Nine Counties, One Vision from 1999-2005, has been named CEO of The Girl Scout Council of Southern Appalachia. She holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee and currently serves on the Knox County Board of Education. Photo submitted.

“Lynne’s extensive experience as a leader and member of business and community organizations, combined with her proven leadership in the private and non-profit sectors, make her an ideal fit for GSCSA and its current needs,” said Jennifer Knight, Board Chair, Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians. “Our search committee was impressed with her insights, intuition, and an eagerness to connect with the people who comprise our diverse stakeholders across the council. We congratulate Lynne and look forward to GSCSA flourishing under her leadership.”

Fugate was Executive Director for Nine Counties, One Vision from 1999-2005. She holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee and currently serves on the Knox County Board of Education.

The Girl Scout Mission is to build girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. The council has approximately 9,000 girl members and 2,000 adult volunteers in the Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Tri-Cities metros. Membership is always open to girls and volunteers.