Community Counts - Michael Campbell Given "Thanks Badge" by Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois Council
Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois (GSNI) announced that Michael Campbell would continue in his role has 1st Vice Chair of the GSNI Board until 2024 and was affirmed as the Chair of the Board Development Committee at the recent annual meeting held, April 30 on the campus of Northern Illinois University. Mr. Campbell is the Father of a Girl Scout, Lifetime Member, and Juliette Gordon Low Society member has been on the GSNI board since 2019.
Mr. Campbell was also recognized at the GSNI Annual Meeting by the organization with a “THANKS BADGE”. In his nomination, the CEO of GSNI, Fiona Cummins, said “Michael only joined the Board in 2019 but has given hours and hours and hours of his time in committee and leadership positions, sometimes despite difficult health issues. Hie is a natural leader, networker and highly respected by the Board. Michael steps up to everything, often without being asked, and opens his vast business network to support the Council recommending people to help as Advisors and as new board Members. After two years he was elected to 1st Vice President, a rare promotion and testament to the leadership qualities he was demonstrated on our Board. In Everything he does he particularly values diversity and is supporting Board to become diverse with his own actions and Board Nominations. Michael and his family are frequent attendees at all our major events, whether this Over The Edge, Fall Fest, or local Service Unit events, providing an encouraging voice to girls. In 2021 when it became apparent that the council would not be able to organize a full-in-person Thin Min Sprint in Rockford, Michael quickly pivoted the team to work with his local library to provide a socially distanced physical anchor for the event in McHenry County. This ensured success for the event given COVID and many girls participated in person and virtually. As a CEO during COVID, I have to say thank you to Michael! I am grateful for his support and advice whenever sought and despite his work and travel schedule he has been able to provide me his time.”
Mr. Campbell is the President of Advancing Global EDU, Inc. an educational consulting company based in Fox River Grove, IL. Mr. Campbell provides strategic advice to EDU entrepreneurs and educators about policy and the business of education. His 30 years in education and the business of education have given him the experience and strategic vision that drives his desire to help girls succeed in the 21st century.
“As the Father of a Girl Scout Senior, I have seen the positive impact of Girl Scouts. I have enjoyed working with the staff, our volunteers, and our girls. In my day job, I get to work with with folks who are looking to change education for the better, working with parents, teachers, and administrators. GSNI is just an extension of the mission of what I do everyday to help give girls the opportunity to succeed.”
About Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois
Girl Scouts bring their dreams to life and work together to build a better world. Through programs from coast to coast, Girl Scouts of all backgrounds and abilities can be unapologetically themselves as they discover their strengths and rise to meet new challenges—whether they want to climb to the top of a tree or the top of their class, lace up their boots for a hike or advocate for climate justice, or make their first best friends. Backed by trusted adult volunteers, mentors, and millions of alums, Girl Scouts lead the way as they find their voices and make changes that affect the issues most important to them. To join GSNI, volunteer, reconnect, or donate, visit girlscouts.org.
GSNI serve 16 counties in Northern Illinois including parts or all of Boone, Carroll, Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Jo Daviess, Kane, Kendall, Lake, LaSalle, Lee, McHenry, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside, and Winnebago. To