Girl Scout councils merge, name CEO

RALEIGH, N.C. – Two North Carolina Girl Scout Councils have agreed to merge and have tapped a former 25-year IBM veteran as the new CEO.

Rusine Mitchell-Sinclair will take over the merged organization Aug. 1, and the merger of the Girl Scout Council of Coastal Carolina and the Pines of Carolina Girl Scout Council to form the North Carolina Coastal Pines will take effect Oct. 1.

The Coastal Carolina council, which serves 21 counties in the eastern part of the state, is based in Goldsboro.

Raleigh-based Pines of Carolina serves 20 counties in the central region of the state.

Mitchell-Sinclair, former vice president of strategy and implementation for IBM’s global services division, has served as a Girl Scout troop co-chair and camp leader, as well as a board member for the Pines of Carolina council.

She has served on the boards of several nonprofit organizations, including the Wake Educational Partnership, the N.C. Technology Association and the WakeMed Foundation.

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