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Wednesday, 01 July 2015 14:41

Angela "Angie" Salinas, Chief Executive Officer

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Chief Executive Officer

Angela "Angie" Salinas
Major General, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret)


“I am ecstatic at the opportunity to join a world-class organization and delighted to work with a great team of unselfish volunteers and staff. More importantly, what a great adventure to be part of a mission that offers opportunities to develop young women who are tomorrow’s leaders and the foundation of our nation.”
Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas (GSSWT) named Major General Angela Salinas, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret) as chief executive officer effective July 1, 2015.
Salinas served in the U.S. Marine Corps for 39 years. At the time of her retirement on September 1, 2013, Salinas earned the distinction as the longest serving woman in the history of the Marine Corps, the senior ranking woman and the senior ranking Hispanic in the Corps. 
A Girl Scout alumna, Salinas is a role model to girls and women seeking to break through the glass ceiling. She was the first woman to command the Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego and the Western Recruiting Region, the first Hispanic female selected and promoted to the rank of brigadier general and major general, the first woman assigned as an assistant chief of staff for plans and policy of a major combatant organization and the first woman assigned as a ground major’s combat service support monitor. Her personal decorations include the Navy Distinguished Service Medal; the Defense Superior Service Medal; the Legion of Merit with gold star; the Meritorious Service Medal with two gold stars; the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal; the Army Commendation Medal and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with two gold stars.
Salinas’ accolades extend past her military experience. She was awarded the U.S. Hispanic Leadership Institute's Dr. Hank Lacayo Lifetime Achievement Award; the Hispanic Heritage of Texas Estrellas de Texas; Lifetime Achievement awards from Latina Style Magazine and North Star; the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Leadership Award; Women’s International Center’s Living Legacy Award; as well as being named one of 15 Phenomenal Women by Latina Magazine. 
A 2014-2015 Masters Leadership Program graduate, Salinas serves on the board of directors for the Admiral Nimitz Foundation, Young Marines and The First Tee of Greater San Antonio. A native of Alice, Texas, she holds a Master of Arts from the Naval War College and a bachelor’s degree from the Dominican College of San Rafael California. She was awarded a Doctorate of Laws from Dominican University in 2015.


Thursday, 26 March 2015 16:51

Nancy Gonzales

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Thursday, 26 March 2015 16:45

Roger A. Graham

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Roger A. Graham

Roger is account vice president and wealth advisor at UBS Financial Services. He serves clients in the design and implementation of strategic financial solutions and has published articles on estate planning, asset allocation and portfolio management. Prior to joining UBS, Roger was a financial advisor at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, where he was a member of the prestigious Pacesetters Club. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Roger was a successful management and economic development consultant. Roger provides community leadership serving on the boards of City Year San Antonio, Serna Marymount Community Development Corporation, St.Paul's Episcopal Montessori School and Christian Unity Ministries. He is an advisory board member of Hallmark College and San Antonio HousingAuthority. Roger serves the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas in several roles, including on the executive board and as senior warden of St. Andrews Episcopal Church. Roger is a member of Leadership San Antonio Class XXXVIII. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan School of Law and acquired his Bachelor of Science in economics from Santa Clara University.


Thursday, 26 March 2015 16:44

Dr. Gretcha Flinn

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Thursday, 26 March 2015 16:41

Mary Rose Brown

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Mary Rose Brown

Mary Rose Brown serves as executive vice president and chief administrative officer for NuStar Energy L.P., which is one of the largest pipeline operators and the second largest independent liquids terminal operator in the nation. Mary oversees the company's corporate communications, government relations, human resources, corporate services and aviation departments. She has helped build the company's reputation as an industry leader with an unwavering commitment to safety, environmental excellence and community service. Just as importantly, she has helped establish a culture in which employees are considered the company's No.1 asset, resulting in NuStar being ranked No.26 on FORTUNE's list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For and being recognized as a top employer by the San Antonio Express-News and Texas Monthly magazine.

A dedicated volunteer, Mary has donated much of her time to charitable and civic causes, most recently serving as an advisor to the board of directors of Haven for Hope and a board member of The Center for Health Care Services, the Texas Business Hall of Fame, the Women's Leadership Council of United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County and the San Antonio Parks Foundation. She previously served as a trustee of Our Lady of the Lake University and a member of the marketing advisory committee for the United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County. Additionally, she is a past president of the San Antonio chapter of the Public Relations Society of America and a long-time member of TPRA. Mary Rose holds a bachelor's degree in communications from Texas State University and serves as a member of the University's advisory council for the School of Journalism and Mass Communications. A Girl Scout alumna, Mary Rose served as co-chair of the Trefoil 2013 honoring Carri Baker Wells and helped raise $340,000 at the event.


Thursday, 26 March 2015 16:40

Sophia Solomon

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Sophia is a sophomore at Health Careers High School. She has been a Girl Scout for 10 years and is a Girl Scout Senior in Troop 510. She has received the Girl Scout Bronze and Silver Awards and is currently working on her Gold Award. She has been a Program Aide for the past four years at Camp LaJita and Camp Mira Sol. She has participated in the National Society of High School Scholars, NJHS, the National Young Leaders Conference and is the Class of 2017 Historian for her high school. Sophia is also an active member in her school's Latin, Korean, Japanese, Drama, Art and HOSA clubs. Sophia also enjoys volunteering as a Girl Scout for other organizations such as the Humane Society, San Antonio Food Bank and a few of the local hospitals in the San Antonio area.

Thursday, 26 March 2015 16:39

Rebekah Seal

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Rebekah has been a Girl Scout for seven years and is currently a sophomore at Smithson Valley High School. She is a Girl Scout Senior and has earned her Girl Scout Silver Award. Rebekah is a certified Program Aide for GSSWT and is an active member of the Bulverde Humane Society. She has participated in many council activities and volunteered at Camp Mira Sol and Camp La Jita.

Thursday, 26 March 2015 16:38

Joanne Rios

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Joanne has been a Girl Scout for 12 years. She a junior at MacArthur High School and is a Girl Scout Ambassador in Troop 712. Joanne has received her Girl Scout Bronze and Silver Awards and has started the process for earning her Girl Scout Gold Award. She is a member of the GSSWT Public Relations Team and is a certified Program Aide. Alyssa also enjoys volunteering her time as an event coordinator for the BSA Venture Crew, being a member of PALS and serving as the team captain for three years for her regional soccer club.

Thursday, 26 March 2015 16:37

Alyssa Pena

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Alyssa is a sophomore at Floresville High School and has been a Girl Scout for 10 years. She is a Girl Scout Senior in Troop 559 and is in the process of working toward her Girl Scout Gold Award. She is a certified Program Aide for GSSWT and is also a member of the Student Council, high schoolband and Leo's Club, where she is currently holds the
positon of Director President. Alyssa also enjoys volunteering her time at the local library in Floresville, TX.

Thursday, 26 March 2015 16:32

Ashley Wright

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Ashley is a junior at Connections Academy and has been a Girl Scout for 12 years. She is a Girl Scout Senior in Troop 470 and has received her Girl Scout Bronze and Silver Awards. Ashley has been a member of the PRTeam for the past four years and she is a certified Program Aide. She is also an active member in Girl Inc., the Student Water Action Team and Debate Club. Ashley has been a Sunday school assistant teacher and camp counselor for the past two and half years. She has also been a member of a gymnastics team for the past twelve years where she served as team Captain for three years.

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