Sherri Garner Brumbaugh was elected the first female president in the history of the Boy Scouts of America, Black Swamp Area Council, during the organization’s annual meeting.

The council president is the top volunteer position and chairs the board of directors for the local council. Brumbaugh previously served as the executive vice president and succeeds Mark Miller, who completed two terms as council president.

Brumbaugh has been involved as a volunteer at all levels of scouting, including den leader. She currently serves as committee chair for Boy Scout Troop 308, chartered to St. Marks United Methodist Church. She is also involved with the Findlay/Hancock County Alliance, a trustee for the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation, chairwoman of the Hancock Properties Board and the University of Findlay’s College of Business Advisory Board, a member of the university’s board of counselors, a cabinet member for the university’s Student Life Center College of Business Campaign and a board member and secretary for the Humane Society of Hancock County Foundation.

Brumbaugh is president/CEO and owner of Garner Transportation Group.

Under Miller’s leadership, the council continued to have a balanced operating budget, grew the number of full-time staff to include a development director and rolled out the Lion Cub program for children in kindergarten. In 2017, the council also saw a 10 percent increase in new families joining scouting during the fall recruitment drive and achieved the Gold Journey to Excellence status.

Five other community members also joined the executive board including Jerry Bialek, vice president and treasurer for Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.; Brit Goldberg, internal audit manager for the Celina Insurance Group; Mike Metzger, an engineer for UTC Aerospace Systems in Dayton; D.J. Muse, an employee of Shultz Huber & Associates, Inc.; and Bart Schwarzbek, manager at Shultz Huber & Associates, Inc.