FREEPORT, NY (June 22, 2021)— Girl Scouts of Nassau County recently elected its Board of Directors Officers, Board of Directors Members-at-Large, and Board Development Committee for the 2021-2023 term during its 56th Annual Meeting. Board Members include incumbent Andrea Elder-Howell, who was elected to serve as President of the Board of Directors. The new board consists of lifelong Girl Scouts, community leaders, nonprofit and corporative executives, and many other board veterans. In her role, Ms. Elder-Howell will continue serving the mission to provide leadership, innovation, and constant support to the Girl Scouts of Nassau County.
"We are very grateful to have Andrea Elder-Howell, Esq. continue to serve in the role of President of the Girl Scouts of Nassau County Board of Directors," said Randell M. Bynum, CEO of Girl Scouts of Nassau County. "This outstanding group of community leaders will be invaluable to our organization as we continue to improve the lives of Girl Scouts in Nassau County."
Andrea Elder-Howell is the vice president of legal services at PSEG Long Island. In this role, Ms. Elder-Howell leads the legal team on Long Island and provides legal guidance on a variety of issues to key stakeholders at the utility. Previously, Ms. Elder-Howell served as senior commercial counsel at PSEG Long Island, where she advised and represented the utility in legal matters and commercial transactions, supported the company’s strategic business plan, and strategically addressed potential legal issues and concerns. She also reviewed, drafted, and negotiated various commercial agreements while primarily supporting energy-related projects.
Prior to joining PSEG Long Island in 2014, Ms. Elder- Howell served as vice president and assistant general counsel for RBS Sempra Commodities and senior commercial counsel for KeySpan Energy/National Grid.
Ms. Elder-Howell has more than 20 years of experience working on sophisticated commercial transactions in the energy industry. She earned her bachelor’s in accounting from Queens College, her juris doctor from Rutgers University School of Law, and Master of Laws in taxation from New York University School of Law. She is a member of the Nassau Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Recently, she was appointed to serve on the Mentor New York Board, has served on the Girl Scouts of Nassau County Board for the past eight years, and previously served on the executive boards for the New York State Bar Association and the Nassau County Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. Ms. Elder-Howell has been recognized by the New York State Society of CPAs, Jack and Jill of America, and New York State PTA for her dedication to promoting opportunities for youth on Long Island.
To learn more about Girl Scouts of Nassau County, visit www.gsnc.org/.
We’re the Girl Scouts of Nassau County: We’re 21,000 strong – more than 16,000 girls and 5,000 adults who believe in the power of every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ from Nassau County to change the world. Our extraordinary journey began more than 100 years ago with the original G.I.R.L., Juliette Gordon “Daisy” Low. On March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Georgia, she organized the very first Girl Scout Troop, and every year since, we’ve honored her vision and legacy, building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. We’re the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. And with programs in Nassau County, across Long Island and throughout the United States and across the globe, Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success.