The Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council has elected Melissa Farmer Richards, vice president for communications and enrollment management at Sweet Briar College, to its board of directors.
Previously, Richards served as vice president for communications and acting executive officer for admissions and financial aid at St. Lawrence University, and assistant vice president for marketing and publications at Virginia Tech. She has 25 years of global experience in communications, public relations, integrated marketing strategy, brand management, special events, and strategic alliances.
Richards earned a master of public administration at Virginia Tech and a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Virginia. She was one of the founding members of TEDxVirginiaTech and served as faculty advisor for TEDxStLawrenceU. She is one of the founding board members of the Blacksburg Children’s Museum. She was a Girl Scout troop leader from 2009 to 2011 and founded Troop #397 in the Virginia Skyline Council.
With support from dedicated adult volunteers, parents and staff, the Virginia Skyline Council delivers the best Girl Scout experience to 9,500 members: 6,000 girls and 3,500 adults in a 36-county area within Central, Southside, Southwest and Western Virginia. The council’s headquarters is located in Roanoke City, with three camp properties: Camp Icimani in Roanoke County, Camp Sacajawea in Bedford County and Camp Sugar Hollow in Albemarle County. To volunteer, reconnect or join, call 540-777-5100, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.gsvsc.org.