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Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada Board of Directors Elects Patricia Lee, Esq. as Board President

LAS VEGAS – Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada is pleased to announce the election of Patricia Lee, Esq. as board president. Lee succeeds Robyn Ratcliffe Manzini who served on the board of directors for ten years, four-and-a-half as board president. Prior to her election, Lee served as president-elect for two years. Lee was elected board president at the 2017 annual meeting on November 8, 2017 and will serve a two-year term.

Lee is a partner with Hutchison & Steffen, practicing primarily in business and commercial litigation. She attended the University of Southern California (USC) and obtained a dual degree in psychology and communications in 1997. Among the awards she received while attending USC were the Thurgood Marshall Leadership Award and Order of Troy for academic achievement. Her dedication to community activism continued at George Washington University where she was elected as the Community Service Director for the Student Bar Association as well as the Student Director over the Small Business Clinic where she assisted small businesses in economically distressed communities with their legal needs.

In 2014, Patricia was awarded the prestigious Pro Bono Publico Award from the American Bar Association, which is awarded each year to five lawyers across the country that have demonstrated outstanding commitment to volunteer legal services for the poor and disadvantaged. Lee was the first attorney in Nevada to receive this distinction.

I am pleased to welcome Patricia Lee as new board president,” said Helen Wronskl, Interim CEO of the Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada. “Patricia brings a wealth of experience and expertise to her role as board president and will be a tremendous asset to the Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada as we further our mission to build the pipeline of female go-getters, innovators, risk-takers, and leaders. Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada remains the leader in girl-focused programming in Southern Nevada and nationwide.”  

Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada board of directors is comprised of individuals from the medical, hospitality, legal and business communities. The board of directors is the governing body for Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada and is responsible for advising management on financial and policy issues that shape the Council’s strategic plans.

The slate of board members for 2017 - 2018 is listed below:

President: Patricia Lee, Esq.

President Elect: Dick Rizzo

Treasurer: Gail Poll

Secretary: Justice Nancy Becker

Members at Large:

Jan Jones Blackhurst

Karen Cashman

Jean Curran

Celena Haas-Stacey

Fred Keeton

LuAnn Kutch

Debbie Levy

Heather Murray

Joyce Sherman Nelson

Karen Rubel

Peggy Selesner

Marilyn Winn Spiegel

Michael Weaver

Dr. Kate Zhong

About Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada

Founded on April 14, 1932 in Boulder City, Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada (GSSNV) is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. GSSNV focuses on four key pillars: STEM, Outdoor, Life Skills, and Entrepreneurship.  

GSSNV serves the four Southern-most counties in Nevada: Clark, Lincoln, Nye, & Esmeralda, as well as the Southern California counties of Inyo and San Bernardino (eastern border) and has 4,635 girl and adult members.


Linda Bridges, Chief of Communications



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