Courage, Confidence, Character


Major Executive Search CEO Sue Major was recently elected to the national board of Girl Scouts of the USA at the organization’s convention in Columbus, OH. The Rancho Santa Fe resident will serve a three-year term as a member-at-large and participate on the Board Development Committee.

Sue is part of a three-generation Girl Scout family that includes her mother, sisters, daughter, and nieces, and she is passionate about encouraging girls to use Girl Scouts’ STEM programs to explore nontraditional careers. “Girl Scouting gave me the confidence to discover what I wanted to do and to make it happen,” Major said. “The skills I developed in the all-girl environment of Girl Scouting turned out to be great assets. The ability to communicate, work effectively with others, build consensus, and manage budgets are competencies that are absolutely essential for success in business.”

“Girl Scouting gave me the confidence to discover what I wanted to do and to make it happen.”

In addition to working for 17 years in the executive search field, Major has 15 years of experience in technology development at world class, international companies. She holds two patents for wireless messaging inventions. She has held several significant volunteer leadership positions with Girl Scouts San Diego, including two terms as board director, chair and member of the Fund Development Committee. She and her husband, John Major, co-chaired Girl Scouts San Diego’s Urban Campout fundraiser in 2016 and have provided significant support for the organization’s capital campaigns. They are also members of the Juliette Gordon Low Society for individuals who include Girl Scouts San Diego in their estate plans. To recognize their history of exceptional support, Girl Scouts San Diego presented its Promise Circle Award to the Majors in 2012. Last year, Sue received the Courage, Confidence and Character Award, presented for volunteer service and leadership that has had a significant impact on Girl Scouts San Diego’s success.