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Girl Scouts of Orange County Announces New Board Chair and Welcomes New Member-At-Large


Molly Jolly, Michele Richards, Girl Scouts of Orange County

Angels Baseball’s Molly Jolly elected Board Chair; OC Fair & Event Center’s Michele Richards Joins Board

IRVINE, Calif. – Delegates from across the local council recently elected long-time board member and Angels Baseball Senior Vice President Molly Jolly as the new Board Chair for Girl Scouts of Orange County’s Board of Directors. As chair, Molly provides leadership to the organization. Her responsibilities include advising the CEO and Board on council matters, overseeing policy between membership and the Board of Directors, ensuring that actions of the Board of Directors are carried into effect, and serving as an ambassador and advocate for Girl Scouting in Orange County.  

Michele Richards, Vice President of Business Development for the OC Fair & Event Center was elected to join Girl Scouts of Orange County’s Board of Directors as a Member-at-Large. Michele will work alongside Girl Scouts of Orange County’s existing board members in governing the council through functions that include strategic planning, policy development, and fiduciary oversight.    

Molly Jolly is Angels Baseball’s Senior Vice President, Finance & Administration and in her 19th season with the organization. She became the highest-ranking woman in Angels Baseball in her third year with the team and remains an integral part of the primary operations of the Club. Jolly oversees all financial matters for Angels Baseball, including strategic initiatives, reporting and planning, budgeting, accounting and payroll. She is also responsible for office administration, including legal and risk management, human resources, information services and strategic facility planning. Additionally, she oversees financial operations at Angel Stadium for non-baseball events such as Supercross, Monster Jam, and concerts. Jolly was a Gold Award Girl Scout and has served on the Girl Scouts of Orange County board since 2014.

Michele Richards is the OC Fair & Event Center’s Vice President of Business Development, leading the sales, marketing, communications, community engagement, exhibits & education, events and creative services teams. Richards began her career in advertising and marketing, working for agencies in Atlanta, Los Angeles and Orange County, before launching her own consulting practice. She has provided organizational and leadership development consulting to multiple Orange County clients, including the OC Fair & Event Center. With over 30 years of leadership experience spanning numerous fields, Richards joined the OC Fair team in 2012 and serves at the executive level. 

“We look forward to working closely with Molly in her new leadership role as Board Chair and welcome Michele to our Board of Directors,” said Vikki Shepp, CEO of Girl Scouts of Orange County. “We know that their expertise and contributions will further enhance our ability to be champions for girls in every zip code of Orange County so that every girl can benefit from our life-changing leadership development programs and accomplish her dreams.”

Incoming Girl Scouts of Orange County Board Chair Molly Jolly added, “As a Girl Scout alum and Gold Award Girl Scout, I’ve experienced firsthand the safe and supportive environment Girl Scouts provides to prepare girls for leadership at the highest levels. I look forward to working alongside our staff and the talented community and business leaders who make up our board to support Girl Scouts in achieving its vision to create the best leadership development experiences for all girls in Orange County.”

Additional changes to the 2019-2020 Girl Scouts of Orange County board slate include the election of existing members, Christine Scheuneman (Farmers & Merchants Bank of Long Beach) to 1st Vice Chair and Jeff Winston (Philanthropist) to Secretary. Lisa Perrine (Cibola Systems) was appointed 2nd Vice Chair, filling a board vacancy. A complete listing of Girl Scouts of Orange County board members can be found at girlscoutsoc.org/board.

 

About Girl Scouts

We are Girl Scouts of Orange County.   We are 33,000 strong nearly 20,000 girls and 13,000 adults who believe in the power of every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ to change the world. With programs in every zip code in Orange County, Girl Scouts offers every girl opportunities to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success. To volunteer, reconnect, donate, or join, visit  girlscoutsoc.org .

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