Rear Admiral Marsha J Evans

Rear Admiral Marsha J. Evans

During Marty's nearly 30-year career with the Navy, she distinguished herself as one of only a handful of women to reach the rank of rear admiral, and gained a reputation for forging new ground for women in the military. Her command assignments included Treasure Island Naval Station (San Francisco), Navy Recruiting, the George C. Marshall Center (Garmisch, Germany) and the Naval Postgraduate School.

On retiring from the Navy, Marty assumed leadership of Girl Scouts of the USA, the world's largest organization representing girls, where she modernized the 90-year-old organization's vision and programs. She then became the 13th President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Red Cross, the largest and one of the nation's most distinguished humanitarian aid organizations, with an annual operating budget of over $4 billion. In 2009 Marty was the Acting Commissioner of the Ladies Professional Golf Association.

Marty was a 1979-80 White House Fellow and received the 2002 John W. Gardner Legacy of Leadership Award and The Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute's Four Freedoms Award. In addition to the North Highland Company, Marty is also a Director of Weight Watchers International and the First Tee in addition to speaking to business and community audiences on leadership, diversity and corporate governance issues.