Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Louisiana Selects Executive Director
NEW ORLEANS – Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Louisiana (RMHC-SLA) has selected Marianne Addy as its new executive director. Addy, a resident of Mandeville, most recently served as chief marketing and communications officer at Girl Scouts Louisiana East, where she managed the Girl Scout brand for nearly 20 years. The announcement was made in a press release.
“Marianne’s experience in non-profit brand management, communications and marketing, coupled with her desire to make our community a better place, made her the ideal candidate for the position,” said Cheryl Egan, president of the RMHC-SLA’s board of directors. “We are excited to have her lead our organization, as we prepare to expand our services to reach more families traveling to the greater New Orleans area for pediatric medical care.”
The local Ronald McDonald House charity last week announced a partnership with Children’s Hospital New Orleans to expand and relocate its operations, presently located at 4403 Canal Street, to Children’s main campus.
Addy began her career at Girl Scouts as the director of communications in 1999 at the legacy Girl Scout Council of Southeast Louisiana which in 2008 joined with the Audubon Girl Scout council in Baton Rouge to form Girl Scouts Louisiana East.
Prior to joining Girl Scouts, Addy worked as a marketer for Houston Marine Training Services; and Sterling Air & Water, Inc., a water filtration company.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism, with a public relations concentration from the University of Texas at Austin and is a lifetime alum as well as a member of the local New Orleans Texas Ex chapter.
She is active in the Louisiana United Methodist Cursillo movement, most recently serving as the past chair of the Secretariat, as well as volunteering locally at North Cross United Methodist Church in Madisonville. She and her husband, Mark, are parents of four grown children.