Violet M. Apple
Chief Executive Officer, Girl Scouts of Central Maryland
As Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts of Central Maryland (GSCM), Violet M. Apple leads an organization charged with helping girls see who they can become now and in the future. She has dedicated her professional life to the needs of children—specifically girls—because she knows that the future is in their hands. Her work and focus demonstrate her commitment to creating spaces where girls can thrive as they work to achieve their goals and dreams. To that end she understands the important role of living in a world rich in diversity, that is fair and just, and recognizes how inequity limits potential while an inclusive playing field plays a role in their success. She has served on Girl Scouts of the USA’s (GSUSA) DEI/RJ Steerco, a national committee committed to steering the work and developing programming that moves the equity and inclusion work forward. In addition, she is a member of GSUSA’s National Strategy Committee, participating in discussions that identify long-term strategies which will impact and guide the organization over the next four years.
She works locally to provide programs that allow girls to build and develop 21st-century skills. Ms. Apple’s vision is broad in scope and futuristic in nature because she knows the seeds that are planted now can take root and bear fruit for generations. Ms. Apple convenes regular conversations with girls to help them explore and identify how they can use their talents and skills to thrive, now and in the future.
In 2020 Violet was appointed to the Board of Hosteling USA where she previously had served
on the Board Development Committee and in 2021 became vice president of the Board. In 2019 she was re-appointed by the Governor of Maryland to serve on the Maryland Legal Services Corporation Board. She is also currently serving on the boards CASA of Baltimore City and Lyric of Baltimore. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., the Executive Alliance, GBC’s Baltimore Women’s Advisory Board, and a graduate of The LEADERship class of 2015. Recently, Violet received the Luminary Torchbearer Award from LTYC and CarVer Communications. She holds a Master of Management from Penn State University, a Bachelor of Arts from Millersville University of Pennsylvania, and a Non-Profit Management Certificate from Delaware University.