DETROIT — Dara Munson has resigned as president and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit. She now joins the Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan as their COO.
“I have always been an advocate for children but I’ve especially been drawn to issues affecting women and girls. It has been my honor to serve the metropolitan Detroit region as president and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit for the past seven years,” says Munson. “I am now thrilled to continue serving the community as COO at Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan. I look forward to the opportunity to help nearly 24,000 girls in the GSSEM service area build their courage, character and confidence.”
Having served in this capacity for more than seven years, Dara Munson has been responsible for leading the local affiliate of the nation’s largest volunteer and donor-supported mentoring network for youth, ages 7 to 18. Her leadership and commitment to improving the circumstances for risk-adverse youth has positioned the agency to successfully provide transforming mentoring relationships for hundreds of youth throughout Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties.
“There is no greater investment than helping our young people find opportunities to realize their personal best while they positively impact society,” says Munson. “My support and engagement with Big Brothers Big Sisters will not end with this transition. My experience as a donor and a Big has fueled my belief in this work, and I fully plan to continue my support of the Agency and youth served.”
The Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit Board of Directors has formed a search committee with plans to fill the position within 90 days.