The Points of Light board of directors announced today that Natalye Paquin, chief transformation officer at the Girl Scouts of the USA, has been selected as its new CEO. Paquin, who will join Points of Light in September 2017, brings extensive experience in organizational leadership, cross-sector collaboration, and a record of impact-driven results.
“We are pleased to welcome Natalye Paquin as the new CEO of Points of Light. She brings extensive experience in nonprofit leadership, education and civil rights to the role, as well as a skilled hand at working with large networks and volunteer organizations – all key to the Points of Light mission,” said Neil Bush, chairman of the Points of Light board of directors. “Her undisputed passion for good, demonstrated leadership skills and commitment to action make her an exceptional choice to lead and build on the legacy of Points of Light as an organization that gets things done.”
Paquin’s leadership record demonstrates bold vision and action, along with effective constituent engagement and sustained impact. She will bring insights to Points of Light gained from leading a national transformational strategy for the Girl Scouts of the USA, a multifaceted organization with an international presence; coupled with experience as CEO of Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania, one of the largest Girl Scouts councils in the country. As CEO, Paquin was successful in growing revenue and engaging partners in new strategies that resulted in significant investments in programming. Committed to making life better for others, Paquin dedicated a significant portion of her career to working on challenging education issues. First, as a civil rights attorney with the United States Department of Education, and then in legal and executive roles in two of the nation’s largest public school systems – the Philadelphia School District and the Chicago Public Schools. In both school systems, with teams committed to providing higher quality program experiences to students in underserved communities, Paquin led visionary projects that changed the ecosystem and status quo.
“I am inspired by President George H. W. Bush’s vision that calls on service to communities. I understand first-hand the joy and benefit of volunteering and the value of collective impact. I’m honored to join Points of Light at this moment in time, recognizing how important it is for the organization to lead in helping people and organizations connect their time, talent and treasures to the causes they care about,” said Natalye Paquin, incoming CEO of Points of Light. “I look forward to working with Points of Light’s staff, board, global affiliate network, corporate and nonprofit partners, and know we share an unwavering resolve to make the world a better place.”
For more than two decades, Paquin has volunteered with organizations tackling issues important to her. She has also served in numerous volunteer leadership roles and is currently a trustee of Rosemont College and a board member of the national advisory board of the Salvation Army.
Points of Light is a vibrant global organization with a diverse programmatic and impact portfolio; a boots-on-the-ground network of 250 local volunteer centers in 38 countries; corporate engagement expertise; an energetic youth service movement; an alumni network of national service members; innovative technology that connects people to causes; convening power that brings thousands together annually; and a recognition platform that shines a light on those who become agents of change in their communities.
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Points of Light – the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service – mobilizes millions of people to take action that is changing the world. Through affiliates in 250 cities and partnerships with thousands of nonprofits and corporations, Points of Light engages 4 million volunteers in 30 million hours of service each year. We bring the power of people to bear where it’s needed most. For more information, go to www.pointsoflight.org.
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“We are pleased to welcome Natalye Paquin as the new CEO of Points of Light. She brings extensive experience in nonprofit leadership, education and civil rights to the role, as well as a skilled hand at working with large networks and volunteer organizations – all key to the Points of Light mission,” said Neil Bush, chairman of the Points of Light board of directors.