Fiona Thomas Cummings, M.A., PMP, LEED Green Associate, has been announced as the new chief executive officer for Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois (GSNI). Cummings is a native of Surrey, a county in the south east of England, but has lived in the United States for the past 13 years. Her corporate experience includes more than 28 years working for British Petroleum (BP) as a global head of trading floor premises (strategy and construction) for BP North America; commercial manager, BP Pipelines Business Unit for BP North America; Operating Unit manager and member of the board for BP Switzerland; and systems implementation manager for BP Germany. While working for BP, Cummings resided in France, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands, as well as the U.K. and the USA. Cummings left corporate life in 2010 to pursue a career in non-profit management, drawing on her notable experience through active involvement as a member of Thornhill Society Steering Committee for Morton Arboretum, board director for DuPage PADS, and Boy Scout Troop 111. She began work as GSNI’s CEO Oct. 1. GSNI serves more than 17,000 girls and 4,000 adult volunteers in parts or all of Boone, Carroll, Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Jo Daviess, Kane, Kendall, Lake, LaSalle, Lee, McHenry, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside and Winnebago counties.
From the Oct. 16-22, 2013, issue