Girl Scouts of South Carolina – Mountains to Midlands Announces New Board of Directors Members

November 17, 2011

COLUMBIA, SC – November 15, 2011 – Girl Scouts of South Carolina –Mountains to Midlands has announced its appointment of Aiken residentand businesswoman, Debbie Reed, as one of five new Board of Directorsmembers who will each serve two-year terms, effective January, 2012through December, 2013.  These new members join 20 returning andcontinuing members of the Board of Directors serving a 22-countyjurisdiction.  The new members are:

Erika McJimpsey – Spartanburg is a Municipal Judge.  She has aB.S. in Journalism from Middle Tennessee State University and a J.D.from North Carolina Central School of Law.  McJimpsey currently serveson the School Improvement Council for Anderson Mill Elementary Schooland as an Academic Coach for Achieve the Dream at Greenville TechnicalCollege.  She has previously worked with Big Brothers Big Sisters of theUpstate, was a Pro Bono Volunteer with the South Carolina Bar Speaker’sBureau, and was the Editor, Juvenile Law Update with Law School for NonLawyers.

Magaly Penn – Simpsonville is a Diversity Consultant for BI-LO,LLC.  Prior to this role, Penn served as Chief Diversity Strategist forBI-LO, Director of Diversity Resources for Burger King Corporation, andDirector of Minority Business Development for the Advantica RestaurantGroup (Denny’s).  She has a degree in Business from Grace DownsTechnical College.  She currently serves on the board of the CommunityFoundation of Greenville, is a member of the Greenville ProfessionalWomen’s Forum, the Village Keepers, and is an appointed Commissioner forthe South Carolina Consumer Affairs.  Penn has been involved in anumber of women’s organizations and previously served as a board memberfor Phillis Wheatley and the YWCA.

Miriam Pflug – Spartanburg is the Vice President-MarketingManager for AgSouth Farm Credit.  She has a B.A. in Business fromColumbia College and a Financial Marketing Professional Certificate fromAmerican Bankers Association.  She is President of the South CarolinaAg Council, President of the South Carolina Cooperative Council, amember of the North Spartanburg Rotary Club, and the CreditProfessionals, of which she was recipient of the State Officer/CreditProfessional of the Year, and is the current Chair – Govie Parents atthe SC Governors School of the Arts and Sciences.  Pflug has been a GirlScout leader, is a community member of the Board’s Property Committee,and was a member of the Long-Range Program and Property Committee andthe New Product Development Committee.

Debbie Reed – Aiken isSenior Human Resources Representative for Bridgestone America’s TireOperations.  She has a Masters of Science in Organization and ManagementSpecialization in Human Resources from Capella University; a B.S. inBusiness Administration of the University of South Carolina; and anAssociate Degree in Accounting from Aiken Technical College.  Reedserves on the Board of Directors for the Aiken Center for the Arts andhas been involved with Golden Harvest Food Bank, American Cancer SocietyRelay for Life and Habitat for Humanity Women’s Build.  A strongsupporter of Girl Scouts, Reed participated as a girl and then in herdaughter’s troop as an adult.  She has organized activities with variousGirl Scout troops at Bridgestone Wildlife Habitat.

Melissa White – Sumter is the Sumter Market President forNational Bank of South Carolina (NBSC).  She has a B.S. in BusinessAdministration/Finance from the University of South Carolina and is agraduate of Leadership Sumter Class VIII and Leadership South CarolinaClass XXV.  White currently serves as the Chair of the Greater SumterChamber of Commerce, as a board member for the Congaree Land Trust, is aTrustee of the Sumter Community Foundation, and is Treasurer of theBoard of Directors of the Sumter County Museum.  She has previouslyserved as Chairman of the Sumter Gallery of Art and has held variouspositions with the United Way of Sumter, Iris Festival Committee, SumterHabitat for Humanity Board, the Clarendon and Lee Counties Board, andthe Finance Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina.

These five new Board of Directors members join the twelve returning andeight continuing Board of Directors members.  The returning members whohave been re-elected for another term are:  Willie Bell, Aiken; CynthiaPryor Hardy, Columbia; Karen Luchka, Columbia; Karen Mitchell,Spartanburg; Mary-Beth Rigg, Greenville; Dr. Patrice Robinson,Winnsboro; Annette Rollins, Chapin; Carol Simpson, Greenville; JudySimpson, North Augusta; Mary Mazzola Spivey, Columbia; Mary WinterTeaster, Columbia; and Bett Williams, Columbia.  The continuing membersare:  Rebecca Lever, Greer; H. Robert Mazzoli, Greenville; Cathy McCabe,Spartanburg; Lesley Moore, Greenville; Lynn Stokes-Murray, Columbia;Bonnie “Boo” Ramage, Greenwood; Linda Renwick, Newberry; and Jacqueline“Bootsie” Wynne, Lexington.

About Girl Scouts of South Carolina – Mountains to Midlands
For nearly 100 years, Girl Scouting has helped girls develop positivevalues and become active, responsible leaders in their communities. Withemphasis on personal growth and leadership development through serviceto others, Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, andcharacter, who make the world a better place. Girl Scouts of SouthCarolina-Mountains to Midlands serves more than 12,600 girls, gradesK5-12, and more than 5,000 adults in 22 counties of central and westernSouth Carolina, including Abbeville, Aiken, Anderson, Cherokee, Chester,Edgefield, Fairfield, Greenville, Greenwood, Kershaw, Lancaster,Laurens, Lexington, McCormick, Newberry, Oconee, Pickens, Richland,Saluda, Spartanburg, Sumter, and Union.