BRATTLEBORO - Girls on the Run Vermont is pleased to announce that Anne Lawrence Guyon has joined the organization as the new Director of Marketing, Communications and Development.

Girls on the Run is an international organization that inspires girls to be healthy, confident and joyful through an experience-based fitness, team-building and life-skills course. Serving girls from 3rd through 8th grade, the program fosters a sense of self-esteem, character, collaboration and community involvement in over 140 locations throughout Vermont. The 24-lesson curriculum, which takes place each spring, is augmented by a local community service project and culminates in 5K run/walks held in Southern, Central and Northern Vermont,

Ms. Guyon brings to her new post over 20 years of experience in marketing, PR, communications and development, along with a lengthy career as a freelance journalist who has written for the New York Times, the Washington Post and the Boston Globe. An avid runner herself, she first learned about Girls on the Run, and witnessed the positive benefits firsthand, when her daughter participated in the program. She is thrilled to be joining GOTRV, which is based in Brattleboro.

Nancy Heydinger, Director of GOTRVT, is delighted to have Ms. Guyon aboard. "This is a really exciting time at Girls on the Run, because we’re growing as an organization on a lot of fronts," said Heydinger.

With over 3,000 enthusiastic participants annually, programs at Girls on the Run are facilitated by volunteer coaches who are parents, teachers and community members seeking to help girls understand themselves, make healthy choices, connect with each other and contribute to the world at large.