Diane Tipton Named to Girl Scouts of the USA Board of Directors

Diane Tipton, President and CEO of Self-Storage Zone has been selected to serve on the National Board of Directors of Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA). GSUSA is the nation’s preeminent leadership development organization for girDiane Tiptonls with programs from coast to coast and across the globe.

Diane Tipton, a lifelong Girl Scout was board president for Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital, the largest council in the nation, serving members in the Greater Washington Region. She continues to work in the region to elevate the value of Girl Scouting. A champion of Girls the World Needs, she is responsible for promoting the impact and significance of the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest earned achievement. Gold Award Girl Scouts exemplify a higher commitment to service, leading positive change in their communities and around the globe.

“Diane will be an asset to the national board, said Lidia Soto-Harmon, CEO Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital. “She is a successful businesswoman who has made a commitment to empowering girls. Her leadership experience will be of tremendous value to Girl Scouts.”

“I am honored to be selected to serve on Girl Scouts of the USA’s National Board of Directors,” said Tipton.  “Girl Scouts has played an invaluable role in my life and my daughter’s childhood. I am happy to continue working for this organization with its 107-year history of making a huge contribution to the development of girls as leaders and citizens.  The Girl Scout mission is important now, more than ever.”

GSUSA is 2.6 million strong—1.8 million girls and 800,000 adults who believe in the power of every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader™) to change the world by building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place.  Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure and success.

Diane Tipton has developed over 3.5 million square feet, across 33 self-storage facilities, in Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia, New York and New Jersey. She has been responsible for identifying and securing sites, and analyzing project costs, design, engineering and operations to determine project viability. She is also responsible for management and operations of facilities once built. Tipton graduated from the University of Georgia with a Masters of Tax in Accounting as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. She was recognized by Washington Business Journal in 2009 as a Women Who Mean Business, received the Rouse Award from Jubilee Support Alliance, the Bobby Lerch Leadership Award from Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital and the Washington Episcopal School Founders Award.