GSCNC Welcomes New Director of Membership

Tonya Muse Named Director of Membership for Girl Scout Council


The Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital (GSCNC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Tonya Muse as Director of Membership. Muse will oversee membership operations, providing strategic direction for the Council, which serves nearly 90,000 members. GSCNC, a leadership development organization for girls, is comprised of 4,900 Girl Scout troops serving girls ages 5-17, and 27,000 adult volunteers in the District of Columbia and 25 counties in Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia.

Muse has extensive experience in managing people, programs, budgets and marketing. Before joining GSCNC, Muse, a Certified Association Executive (CAE), worked for the Washington Post, and has spent the majority of her career as a vice president and manager.

“Tonya comes to us with 19 years of experience in management, membership services, fundraising and staff supervision. She joins our organization at an important time,” said Colleen Cibula, Chief Operating Officer, GSCNC. “Girl Scouts celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2012—an exciting time for every girl to become a part of Girl Scouts! Tonya will help lead the Girl Scout movement into the next era.”

Muse, a Prince George’s County, MD resident, is the proud mother of three children, the youngest a Girl Scout Brownie. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland.

GSCNC also welcomes Deborah Burgess, GSCNC Area Membership Manager for St Mary’s, Charles, Calvert and Prince George’s Counties. She will be based in the Girl Scout Waldorf, MD office and responsible for membership development and Girl Scouting in that region. Burgess brings over 20 years of exceptional managerial experience to the Council.

Burgess is a Waldorf, MD resident who earned her Bachelor’s degree at Carnegie Mellon University and her MBA from Xavier University.

One response to “GSCNC Welcomes New Director of Membership

  1. Welcome aboard Tonya and Debbie! Looking forward to meeting both of you!

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