Glen Carbon, Illinois – Teresa Katubig, President and Chief Executive Officer of Extra Help, Inc., was honored with the Tallerico Leadership award recently. The award recognizes an individual who mentors others and provides a role model to encourage women to achieve their full leadership potential. A key factor in receiving the award is the recipient’s business accomplishments and record of community service.
Teresa has served on Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois’ Board of Directors since October 2009. Extra Help, Inc. is one of the region’s largest employment, payroll and workforce services companies. Katubig’s commitment to women led to her selection for the award, according to Lisa Smith, Executive Director of the Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce. “Teresa demonstrates a strong history of community service. Serving as an exceptional leader for young women is a priority for Teresa.”
Extra Help, Inc. provides a myriad of employment and human resources services to more than a thousand mid-sized companies in the greater St. Louis metropolitan area, as well as 31 additional states. The company has offices in Edwardsville, Marion and St. Louis.
“We are grateful to have such an exceptional businesswoman as Teresa Katubig on our Board of Directors,” said GSSI CEO Villie M. Appoo. “Teresa not only provides outstanding skills, knowledge and leadership to GSSI, but is also an exemplary role model and leader for the young women and girls we serve in Girl Scouting,” Appoo added. Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois is a high-capacity Girl Scout council serving nearly 14,000 girls and 4,800 adult volunteers in 40 ½ counties in southern Illinois. Girl Scouting has inspired more than 50 million girls and women since its founding in 1912. Today, Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. is the largest voluntary organization for girls in the world. Its sole focus is to meet the needs of all girls (ages 5-17) from diverse racial, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. Today’s Girl Scouts not only enjoy camping and crafts, but they also explore math and science and learn about diversity, good citizenship, leadership and teamwork. Girl Scouting is the place where girls experience the fun, friendship and power of girls together. Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois is a not-for-profit organization supported by various United Ways throughout the region. Girl Scouts is a Proud Partner of United Way. For more information, contact Erin Johnson at 618.692.0692.
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