Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois wishes a fond farewell to Kelly Jansen, who has been Director of Product Program for the past five years. She has accepted a position as Key Account Executive with Girl Scout Cookie vendor Little Brownie Bakers, which provides cookies and support services to Girl Scout councils.
“I am fortunate to be able to move forward in my career in thanks to the experiences and support I have had at GSSI,” said Jansen. “I am grateful to all of the volunteers, parents and coworkers who welcomed me with open arms and helped make me into the Girl Scout Cookie champion I am today.”
Kristen Gibbs will step up to take the lead in the department, which helps facilitate the Nut, Candy and Magazine Program and Girl Scout Cookie Program. Gibbs joined GSSI’s Product Program team in December and has had a fantastic experience so far.
“I’m excited for this opportunity,” she said. “It’s great seeing how much confidence and skill-building that girls develop during the Girl Scout Cookie Program and the support they get from their parents and troop volunteers is truly awesome.”
This May, Gibbs will graduate from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville with her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a marketing specialization. She currently holds an associate degree in science and an accounting clerk certification. She joined GSSI as a Recruitment Specialist in August 2017 and has demonstrated excellent leadership abilities, exceptional people skills and proficiency in a number of software applications. She also serves as a volunteer parent helper in her daughter’s Girl Scout troop.