For 27 years, Girl Scouts has selected an outstanding woman and dedicated community leader who embodies the beliefs and principles of the Girl Scout Movement and has presented her with the Trefoil Award. Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas will honor Suzanne Wade, President, San Antonio Food/Drug Division, H-E-B, in recognition of her lifelong achievements, particularly her contributions to the community on Thursday, September 18, 2014.
Suzanne joined H-E-B in 1997 and assumed her current position in July 2003. Suzanne is a graduate of Oklahoma State University, chair of the Young Women’s Leadership Academy Foundation board, chair of the San Antonio Teach for America Regional Board, board member of the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center and advisor for the United Way Women’s Leadership Council, where she will assume the position of chair in 2015.
"Girl Scouts taught me about courage, confidence and character. I learned to work with a team and gained communication skills that helped me grow into the leadership role I hold today. I learned that I loved to sell and I was good at it. Girl Scouts allowed me to develop into a very goal-oriented woman." says Suzanne about how Girl Scouts prepared her to be the leader she is today.
“Suzanne is a Girl Scout alumna and valuable partner to our council,” said Rose González Pérez, CEO of GSSWT. “Her diverse support has touched so many aspects of our organization and we are thrilled to honor her this year.”
"Girl Scouts is even more important today since young women have so many opportunities in front of them. Being active in Girl Scouts will give a young woman leadership experience that will be invaluable in her education, her career and lifelong happiness." states Suzanne.
H-E-B has been a Trefoil-level sponsor for four years, investing more than $120,000 to teach girls the skills they need to keep their bodies healthy, minds engaged and spirits alive through H-E-B’s Healthy Living Initiative.
Trefoil 2014 is co-chaired by Gloria and Fully Clingman; Jimmie Ruth and Dick Evans; Barbara and Mike Gentry; Suzanne and Jim Goudge; Charline and Red McCombs; Carri and Tullos Wells; and Lynn and Thad Ziegler with support from Honorary Chair Charles Butt.