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Christy L. Brown, JD
Chief Executive Officer
Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast

Christy L. Brown is Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast. She was one of 11 CEOs selected to serve on the National Strategy Team at GSUSA developing strategies for the Girl Scout Movement for the 2016-18 triennium. She also recently served as part of a team of council CEOs and GSUSA staff that developed a national dashboard for measuring council health across several dimensions. During her tenure Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast has moved up to 3rd in overall girl market share and to 1st in market share for girls in K-5th grade.

Prior to this role she was vice chancellor, finance and administrative affairs at UW-Milwaukee, executive vice president and general counsel at Milwaukee Area Technical College, and vice president and corporate counsel at Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan and associate attorney with Michael Best & Friedrich.

Christy is a trustee at Carroll University, a director and the immediate Past Chair of Pathfinders, Inc. and a member of the Downtown Rotary Club of Milwaukee, the Wisconsin State Bar, the International Women’s Forum and TEMPO Milwaukee.

In addition to being a recipient of the 2016 TEMPO Mentor Award, Christy has been a Milwaukee Business Journal Women of Influence (Inspiration) honoree and a recipient of the Waukesha County Women and Girls Fund Women of Distinction award. She earned a B.A. from Stanford University, and a J.D. and M.A. at Duke University.

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Carita Twinem
Board Chair
Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast


Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast Board Chair Carita Twinem is the former vice president of tax with Spectrum Brand Holdings, Inc., a global consumer products company with market-leading brands. She was previously the treasurer and director of tax for Briggs & Stratton Corporation. She has also served as the Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast treasurer (2012-2016). 

Carita earned her bachelor of science degree in accounting from Marquette University and her juris doctorate from the University of Wisconsin Law School. She also received her masters of law in taxation from New York University and her executive MBA through Northwestern University. She is a certified public accountant and a member of the Wisconsin Bar Association.