Girls on the Run of NOVA announced the appointment of three new members to its Board of Directors. Joining the Board are Shruti Buckley, Felicia Faragasso, and Robert Hargreaves.
“All three of our new Board members embody the spirit of our Girls on the Run mission as well as bring a wealth of talent, expertise and energy to the table. We are very fortunate to have them by our side as we continue to inspire all girls across the Northern Virginia region to be joyful, healthy, and confident,” says Katey Comerford, GOTR NOVA’s Executive Director.
Shruti Buckley is with Hilton as Senior Vice President and Global Head, Hampton by Hilton. She has more than 25 years of experience in the areas of global business management, brand strategy and analysis, consumer marketing and public relations. She has seen the impact on the girls and wants to contribute to Girls on the Run of NOVA’s future growth.
Felicia Faragasso comes with passion for the GOTR NOVA mission and legal expertise as the Senior Legal/Contracts Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Chief Ethics Officer with Exostar. An athlete growing up, Faragasso is a runner today and believes in the empowerment of girls and women.
Robert Hargreaves is with Discovery Communications as Director, Global Content Reporting and Analytics. He comes to the board with strong management and strategic planning skills. “When my daughter participated in GOTR NOVA, I found the lessons in self-confidence were so unique and so powerful for girls at that stage that I wanted to help the organization extend its service, and I am honored by this opportunity to serve on the Board,” says Hargreaves.
Last year, GOTR NOVA served 4,903 girls with 921 volunteer coaches in 8 school districts across the Northern Virginia region.