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Betty Garger
GSNNJ President and Chief Executive Officer


Betty Garger, of Sparta, was recently appointed as president and CEO of Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey.


Garger officially began her new role on Nov. 10, 2012, upon the retirement of GSNNJ's first president and CEO Helen M. Wronski.


"I am honored to have been selected by the Board of Directors as the new president and CEO and look forward to continuing the great work we do to build strong, confident young women in our community," Garger said.

An employee of Girl Scouts for the past 25 years, Garger is the current chief operating officer of GSNNJ. Garger was the CEO of Girl Scouts: Lenni-Lenape Council before the merger to form Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey. She previously held the positions of assistant executive director, communications director, fund development director, product sales director and membership manager. She is a graduate of Rowan University with a BA in Communications.


A member of the Paterson Rotary Club for nine years, Garger has served as president, president-elect, vice president and secretary of the club. She is also an alum of Leadership Morris, a member of the current class of Bergen Leads, and a longtime member of the Sussex County Chamber of Commerce.


"Betty's extensive Girl Scout expertise combined with her knowledge of the community and business sense made her the ideal candidate for the position. We are so proud of her accomplishments and look forward to working with her to provide the Girl Scout Leadership Experience to girls throughout the community," said Josephine Hernandez, chair of the board of directors for Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey.

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