Girl Scouts of Central Texas Announces Change in Leadership
AUSTIN, TEXAS - The Girl Scouts of Central Texas (GSCTX) announced today that lawyer and long-time supporter of the organization, Patricia ("Trish") Ferguson Coy, has been elected as their Corporate President and Chair of the Board of Directors. Trish replaces Charmaine Smith-Winters, who will step down from her year-long term as Board Chair and remain on the board as a Member-at-Large and member of the Executive Committee.
Trish, a long time Girl Scout from Temple, Texas, brings with her many years of dedication to the Central Texas Girl Scout community. She served on the Board of Directors of Girl Scouts-Bluebonnet Council in various capacities from 1999 to 2006. She has served on the Board of Girl Scouts of Central Texas since 2013, most recently as President-Elect/Vice Chair and a member of the Executive Committee.
"This is an exciting time for GSCTX. I am eager to continue working with our Board and dedicated staff to assist more young women in becoming G.I.R.L.s (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™," says Ms. Coy.
Trish is a Founder of Juliette's Circle, a community of leaders who help sustain the mission of Girl Scouts. Juliette's Circle members believe that when girls succeed, so does society. Trish has served as chair of the GSCTX Long-Range Property Planning Task Force (2013/2014) and this year attended the GSUSA National Council Sessi on/ 54th Convention as a National Delegate representing the council's 17,000 girls and 12,500 adult members. Trish is committed to helping ensure Girl Scouts of Central Texas continues to build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place.
Trish practices law in her own firm in Clifton, Texas, focusing on general civil law. For the past fourteen years she has lived in China Spring, enjoying small town living. For years, Trish has demonstrated leadership through community service and civic engagement, serving in her local Lions Club, volunteering with a camp that serves young burn survivors, and teaching Sunday School in her church. Her passion is volunteering for causes that empower people to chart their own success.