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Randell Marie Bynum is the chief executive officer for the Girl Scouts of Nassau County.

A third-generation Girl Scout, Rande brings decades of experience enhancing the efforts of nonprofit organizations. Early in her career, Bynum was the director, Program and Adult Development at Girl Scouts of Nassau County.

Girl Scouts of Nassau County serves about 14,000 girls and 5,000 adults. Rande lead GSNC through the pandemic ensuring that girls had Girl Scouts when they needed it the most. The organization pivoted to virtual programming in which allowed girls to participate in re-imaged Girl Scout experience.

Before returning to GSNC four years ago, Bynum was a content designer and editor, with various organizations, media entities, and corporations.

As an independent contractor, she was tasked with elevating content to best meet the needs of the target audience, support professional development efforts and ensure consistency and sustainability.

Prior to that she was the publishing director of Family and Community Engagement at Scholastic Inc. She was responsible for the development of all resources that support engagement for schools and community organizations and that ensure student achievement.

Before her work at Scholastic, Rande was the senior director, Outreach and Partnerships at Sesame Workshop. Rande managed all engagement activities for Sesame Workshop’s Emmy Award-winning, The Electric Company. This included community events, partnerships and the development of literacy materials for both children and educators.

Rande has over 20 years of experience working with youth and families in various settings. She also worked at the Girl Scouts of the USA, where she was responsible for the implementation of The Dove Self-Esteem Fund corporate partnership and the development of the Girl Scout/Dove self-esteem program.

She is the co-author of Dove’s true you!, “Sometimes I Feel Ugly and Other Truths About Growing Up” workbook for mothers and daughters.

Rande received a Master of Social Work with a program planning, administration and research concentration from Stony Brook University. She also holds a B.A. from Binghamton University.

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