PART 2: Booth Kammann outlines the Girl Scouts’ project need


By Tom Ballard, Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurial Initiatives, Pershing Yoakley & Associates, P.C.

“We saw there were projects or solutions we needed to make that we could not do in our incremental process,” Booth Kammann told us in describing the impetus that led the organization that serves young women in 46 counties to engage with the University of Tennessee’s (UT) MBA student team.

The President and Chief Executive Officer of the Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians, Inc. has been in her position for about five years. Early in that period, three separate groups – Chattanooga, Knoxville and Northeast Tennessee – joined together to form the current organization that serves nearly one-half of Tennessee’s 95 counties.

“We are at our core a leadership development organization,” Kammann says. The national organization was established 102 years ago, and the Knoxville-based affiliate was chartered in 1926.

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