Manchester, NH (November 26, 2019) – Following a year-long search, Girls Inc. of New Hampshire has named Sharron McCarthy, current President & Publisher of McLean Communications, its new Chief Executive Officer; she will officially assume the role on January 6, 2020. McCarthy, who has served on the Girls Inc. of NH Board for three years, will replace Cathy Duffy Cullity, who is retiring next month after leading the organization for 23 years. “
Cathy has sparked tremendous growth at Girls Inc. in her 23 years at the organization, and we will all challenge ourselves to live up to her lasting legacy,” said Nicole Jambard, Board Chair, Girls Inc. of NH. “Sharron’s passion, business acumen and leadership skills really set her apart from others considered for the position, and make her the perfect fit to step into the role, which Cathy really defined over the years.”
Under Duffy Cullity’s leadership, Girls Inc. of NH expanded its reach and impact, providing thousands of girls with life-changing experiences and inspiring them to achieve their best. Girls Inc. has grown from one center in Nashua serving 40 girls a day to year-round centers in Nashua and Manchester with programs in more than 40 schools, serving 2,000 girls each year.
“After having the honor of being the CEO of Girls Inc. of New Hampshire for 23 years, I am thrilled to have someone who is as passionate as I am about the organization’s mission take on the role,” Duffy Cullity said. “I know that our organization is in very capable hands!”
For more than 20 years, McCarthy has served as the Publisher & President of McLean Communications, which owns New Hampshire Magazine, NH Business Review, New Hampshire Home, New Hampshire Magazine’s Bride and Parenting NH. She helped grow the organization into one of the state’s most diversified media companies.
“Becoming CEO of Girls Inc. of New Hampshire is an exciting, purposeful career change. I am deeply committed to its mission of empowering girls in the Granite State to become their personal best by adopting the Strong, Smart and Bold mantra,” McCarthy said. “I will utilize my leadership skills and passion to continue Girls Inc.’s growth and increase its visibility and support across the state. I have long admired Cathy, so it’s truly an honor to receive the baton from her. I’m excited and energized to start 2020 in this new role.”
“Sharron has spent the past three years serving on our Board, volunteering and chairing the marketing committee,” said Amanda Bombara, Board Member and Search Committee Chair, Girls Inc. of NH. “Because of this invaluable, hands-on experience and deep knowledge of our mission and programs, we anticipate a smooth transition process.”