Violet M. Apple, Chief Executive Officer
A strong advocate for children, Violet M. Apple has been dedicated
to the development and extension of services to girls for over 25 years.
Violet has a thorough understanding of the complexities of
delivering a safe, contemporary Girl Scout programs to girls and
values the critical role volunteers play in implementing these
services. She has partnered with major corporations and funders such
as the United Way, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Raytheon and Comcast to
build program support in the delivery of Girl Scout Leadership
Experiences, the Girl Scout Gold Award and STEM initiatives for girls.
Violet become Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts of Central
Maryland in 2014. Since 2008, Violet served as Chief Membership
Services Officer for the Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts,
headquartered in Boston, and Chief Operating Officer for Girls Scouts
in the Heart of Pennsylvania (headquarter in Harrisburg PA). In these
positions, Violet was responsible for developing a transitional plan
for the merger of seven councils into two, affecting approximately
105,000 girl and adult members.
Her contribution to her local community further confirms her
commitment to young people and their development. She is currently
serving on the CASA Baltimore Board, WOW (Women of the World) Festival
2016 Board of Directors and provides support to Mischa Toland’s
Entrepreneurial Academy for Girls. She also serves on the national
Board Development Committee for Hostelling International-USA. She is
a member of Network 2000, Delta Sigma Theta and a recent graduate of
The LEADERship class of 2015.
In addition she has received the following awards: 2016 Daily Record
Top 100 Women Award, SMART CEO 2015 Winner - Circle of Excellence,
SMART CEO – 2015 Brava Award Winner, YWCA Racial Justice Award in
2007, Women Who Care Award in 2005 and she was awarded the Thanks
Badge, the highest award given by Girl Scouts of the USA.
Violet holds a Master of Management degree in Business
Administration (MBA) from Penn State University and a Bachelor of Arts
in Social Work from Millersville University of Pennsylvania. She also
holds a Certificate in Non-Profit Management from Delaware University.