Denise Hayes

As chief operations officer for Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council, Denise Hayes '99 works to ensure that the mission of the organization, which is "to build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place," is realized. Hayes works with the CEO and the management team to establish and integrate the council's operational strategies, and as a member of the council executive team, provides leadership and direction to the council's volunteers and staff. Seeing the impact scouting has on a girl's life gives Hayes the passion that makes her love coming to work.

"I am able to help build the women who will lead tomorrow, something that I learned the value of at Mary Baldwin."