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Deb Bogdanski Joins Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson

PLEASANTVILLE – Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson, Inc. (GSHH) announced they have hired Deb Bogdanski as Director of Development.

In her new role as GSHH’s Director of Development, Deb will be responsible for leading and expanding GSHH’s fundraising efforts, helping members and others find mutually beneficial ways to successfully engage in the Girl Scout’s mission.

Deb is looking forward to working with all the passionate people involved at Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson from the Board of Directors to their volunteers who give selflessly of their knowledge, talents, and time.

Prior to joining GSHH, Deb served as the General Manager for the Hudson Valley markets with Frontier Communications.  She oversaw the operations and customer service in conjunction with field technicians and technical supervisors.

Prior to joining Frontier in November 2007, Deb was the Vice President of Government Initiatives and Special Projects for the Orange County Chamber of Commerce, and also worked as the Chief of Staff and Legislative Aide to former NYS Assemblywomen Mary McPhillips.  Deb earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Empire State College.

Deb has served on several local boards, most recently Pattern for Progress and Orange Regional Medical Center Foundation, in addition to having served on the United Way Board and Chair of the Workplace Campaigns, Dispute Resolution Center, and until 2008, Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson.  Through Girl Scouting, she served as a Troop Leader, Service Unit Recruiter, and was also a trainer with the American Red Cross and certified Instructor of Trainers through Girl Scouts of the USA.

Deb was inducted into the Leadership Orange Hall of Fame in 2011, recognized in 2005 as a Woman of Achievement in Business, named as the Women in Business Advocate of the Year in 2003 by the US Small Business Administration, and acknowledged by the Child Care Council of Orange County in 2000 as a friend of Child Care.  Deb lives in Orange County.

Patricia Page, CEO of Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson said, “I’m excited about Deb joining our organization and helping us expand the reach of Girl Scouts.  We are the only organization that prepares every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk taker and Leader) to practice a lifetime of leadership, by providing access to countless girl-led experiences, skill-building opportunities, and connections, because girls built of courage, confidence, and character make the world a better place.”