MONTEREY, CA, October 19, 2011 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Girl Scouts of California's Central Coast today announced the appointment of Charles G. Alvarez as Chief Financial Officer. With over 30 years in financial management, Mr. Alvarez has held a number of executive-level financial positions in the Silicon Valley and will now be responsible for the long-term business and financial strategies of the council.
"We are thrilled that Mr. Alvarez will be bringing his breadth of financial management experience to the council," said Sherry Sybesma, Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts of California's Central Coast. "His style based on experience as an instructor, as well as his leadership in financial planning, investing and operating strategies are essential to the goals of the council to grow and serve 18,000 girls as we move into the second century of Girl Scouting."
Alvarez most recently held the Vice President/Chief Financial Officer position with Alien Technology Corporation where he was responsible for all financial and accounting functions, planning, investor relations, business processes and information technology. His career has encompassed both technology and service sectors in managing all levels of fiscal policy, strategy and investor relations.
Mr. Alvarez has an MA in Business and Economics from San Francisco State University and has completed the Executive Financial Management Program at Stanford, as well as the Executive Management Program at the University of California, Berkeley.