Girl Scouts CEO to speak in Jefferson

Anna Maria Chávez, the Girl Scouts national chief executive officer, will speak at a luncheon Wednesday at the council’s headquarters in Jefferson.

Chávez, who has been at the helm of Girl Scouts of the USA since late 2011, will be in New Orleans as an honoree at the National Council of La Raza’s annual convention, accepting its Graciela Olivarez La Raza Award for her contribution in promoting the interests of Hispanic Americans.

Chávez will speak about the opportunities and challenges facing girls. Special guests include the 2012-13 Girl Scout Gold Award recipients who have earned the highest award in Girl Scouting for girls ages 14 to 17, as well the council’s Women of Distinction, an honor based on their achievements as business, community and civic leaders dedicated to supporting leadership opportunities for girls.

For more information about Chávez’ visit and the luncheon, contact Development Manager Cerise McClendon at (504) 355-5886 or