Westbury Resident elected to Girl Scouts of Nassau County Board
Garden City, NY (June 12, 2014) – The Girl Scouts of Nassau County (GSNC) has announced that during the recent 49th Annual Meeting, Cynthia Perkins-Roberts has been elected to serve her first term as Member-at-Large on the Board of Directors of the Girl Scouts of Nassau County, Inc. She joins a panel of 29 board members in their mission to provide leadership, innovation and support to the Girl Scouts of Nassau County.
“We are beyond excited to have Cynthia serve on the Board of Directors for her first term”, said Wanda Jackson, President of the Girl Scouts of Nassau County Board of Directors. “With Cynthia’s extensive resume and eagerness to join the Board, we know she will provide us with leadership and the right skills to become a valuable contributor as well as someone who can continue to help shape girls into Girl Scouts."
Perkins-Roberts serves as the vice president of Multicultural Marketing for the Cabletelevision Advertising Bureau (CAB). Before Perkins-Roberts was a part of the CAB team, she held positions with Capital Cities/ABC and Discovery Communications. CableWorld Magazine recently recognized her as one of the most influential minorities in cable. Perkins-Roberts was named the Co-Chair of the Advertising Women of New York’s Multicultural Alliance in 2011 and she was appointed to the Nielsen African-American Television Advisory Council in 2006. In 2012, Perkins-Roberts graduated from the prestigious NAMIC Executive Leadership Development Program at UCLA.
Perkins-Roberts graduated from George Washington University with a BA in Political Communications and Speech Communications. Perkins-Roberts currently volunteers as the marketing director for The Cedarmore Corporation, a nonprofit organization based in Freeport. Perkins-Roberts also founded Cedarmore’s yearly Youth Empowerment Series. Through this series, she holds culturally relevant conversations with young children from underprivileged communities.
Girl Scouts of Nassau County (GSNC) is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls, with almost 20,000 girl and 7,000 adult members across Nassau County. GSNC is a leading authority on girls' healthy development, and builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. For more information on how to join, volunteer, reconnect with, or donate to Girl Scouts of Nassau County, visit www.gsnc.org or contact Donna Rivera-Downey at (516) 741-2550.