Confidence and Cooperation – LaSonia Landry

LaSonia Landry

(February 2020) – After LaSonia Landry relocated to Orlando from South Florida with her family, she was approached about applying for a new position within the American Heart Association, where she was serving as community health director. Landry saw the potential in this new opportunity as the role of executive director — and in her new city. “I did a lot of research, and realized I wanted to be a part of the action and solution in re-energizing the Orlando market.”

Landry credits her accomplishments to hard work and perseverance, two traits that her time as a Girl Scout encouraged early on. She fondly recalls her days of cookie selling and annual camping trips as part of Troop 126 in Pass Christian, Mississippi, along with the lessons she learned. “Don’t just sit back and watch,” she said. “Always be a part of the action and the solution.”

Those aren’t the only things that stay with her from her days as a Girl Scout. From confidence and cooperation to fundraising, parts of the experience still play a role in her career and her character. She even still finds herself at camp now and again.

“No two days are the same at the American Heart Association,” she said. “I can meet with a CEO one day, a cardiologist the next, and by the end of the week spend time visiting our smallest heart survivors at Camp Boggy Creek.”

Now, in her work as both a mother and a woman in business, she continues to demonstrate by example just what the Girl Scouts stand for: “It’s a wonderful opportunity for girls to become engaged in their communities, learn leadership skills, practice public speaking and make life-long friends. I truly hope my daughter, when old enough, is not only a Girl Scout, but loves and cherishes the experience as much as I still do today.” 

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