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

January 11, 2012

GREENVILLE, SC – January 11, 2012 – Girl Scouts of South Carolina –Mountains to Midlands has announced its appointment of three new Boardof Directors officers and six new members to its 25-member board servinga 22-county jurisdiction.  The newly appointed officers are:  MaryWinter Teaster, Chair of the Board, Columbia; Rebecca Lever, Vice Chairof the Board, Greer; and Mary-Beth Rigg, Secretary/Treasurer,Greenville.  They will each serve a two-year term effective January 1,2012 through December 31, 2013.  Mary Winter Teaster assumes theposition of Chair of the Board from Karen Mitchell who fulfilled atwo-term limit.  Mitchell has returned as a Board Member At-Large for athird full term.

Mary Winter Teaster, Chair of the Board – Columbia isserving her second term on the Board of Directors.  She is SeniorManaging Director – Broker in Charge, for CB Richard Ellis in Columbia.  She received a B.A. in Journalism from the University of SouthCarolina.  As a very active community member, a few of Teaster’sresponsibilities include serving as the Board Chair of MIRCI (MentalIllness Recovery Center), a Board Member of CREW (Commercial Real EstateWomen) of the Midlands, a member of the City of Columbia PlanningCommission, the Columbia Rotary Club, the Committee of 100 and USCUniversity Associates.  She states that, We have a tremendousresponsibility to ensure that ALL girls have the opportunity to achievetheir highest potential, regardless of where they live or what theirfinancial means are. The Girl Scouts IS a catalyst and platform for usto provide them the opportunity for achievement and excellence.  Theseyoung women are our future leaders in ALL areas – private sector,not-for-profit, and public service.  We owe them our very best.


Rebecca Lever, Vice Chair of the Board – Greer iscurrently serving her second term on the Board.  She is General Managerfor Duke Energy.  She received a B.S. in Mathematics from PresbyterianCollege.  She has worked with the United Way of Greenville County in anumber of roles, including Chair of the Board of Directors.  Lever is aprevious member of the Board of Directors for the Greenville LiteracyAssociation and Greenville’s Child.  She served as Chair of theGovernor’s Council for Workforce Excellence.  Lever states, I believethat Girl Scouts continues to be important to the development of womenas leaders and contributors to our community.  It is important to workto assure that the program continues to grow and change to meet theneeds of girls in our communities and to be available to those who donot have access to other leadership development opportunities.



Mary-Beth Rigg, Secretary/Treasurer – Greenville iscurrently serving her first term on the Board.  She is an Audit Directorwith Deloitte & Touche LLP.  She received a B.A. in Biochemistryfrom Mount Holyoke College and an M.B.A. from the University of Texas,El Paso.  She is a member of the Finance Committee which she had chairedas a Community Member At-Large since 2007.  She is an active MasterGardener and previously served as a Board Member for Loaves and Fishes.  Rigg states, Girl Scouts continues to provide girls with experiencesand opportunities that prepare them to be tomorrow’s leaders.


These three new Board of Directors Officers are supported by the following new, returning and continuing Board Members:  Willie Bell, Aiken, Lead EEO Specialist – Human Resources, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC; Cynthia Pryor Hardy, Columbia, Communications executive who owns and hosts the market’s #1 weekly news talk show, OnPoint! with Cynthia, which covers 80% of South Carolina; Karen Luchka, Columbia, Employment & Labor Law Attorney with Fisher & Phillips LLP;  H. Robert Mazzoli, Greenville, Senior Technical Writer for Exchange Server with Microsoft; Cathy McCabe, Spartanburg, City Attorney for the City of Spartanburg; Erika McJimpsey, Spartanburg, Municipal Judge; Mary Kennemur, Columbia, President, Wealth Management Group, JHS Capital Advisors; Karen Mitchell, Spartanburg, Community Volunteer; Lesley Moore, Greenville, Partner with Freeman and Moore, PC; Lynn Stokes-Murray, Columbia, Consultant/Lobbyist, McNair Law Firm; Magaly Penn, Simpsonville, Diversity Consultant, BI-LO;  Miriam Pflug, Spartanburg, Vice President-Marketing Manager, AgSouth Farm Credit; Bonnie “Boo” Ramage, Greenwood, Administrator, Greenwood Genetic Center; Debbie Reed, Aiken, Senior Human Resources Representative, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations; Linda Renwick, Newberry, President and Broker-In-Charge, Linda Renwick Realty, Inc; Annette Rollins, Chapin, Executive Vice President, Human Resources Director, First Citizens Bank, South Carolina; Carol Simpson, Greenville, Real Estate Law Attorney, Carol Simpson Law Offices ; Judy Simpson, North Augusta, Clinical Supervisor, Western Governors University Teachers College; Mary Mazzola Spivey, Columbia, President, Blue Choice Health Plan, Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina; Melissa White, Sumter, Sumter Market President, National Bank of South Carolina (NBSC); Bett Williams, Columbia, Communications and Marketing Director, South Carolina Children’s Trust; and Jacqueline “Bootsie” Wynne, Lexington, Assistant Director Business Partner, HR, Lexington Medical Center.

Girl Scouts of South Carolina – Mountains to Midlands

For 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.