Theresa Edy Kiene, Chief Executive Officer
Theresa Edy Kiene was appointed chief executive officer of Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles in September 2019. As CEO, Theresa provides direction and vision for the development and achievement of the organization’s mission to build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place.
She comes to GSGLA from Fuller Seminary as the Vice President of Strategic Planning and Change Management in the President’s Office where she was responsible for the development of a new institution-wide strategic plan, developing a new education business model to position the institution for greater financial sustainability, and the management of the planning and design for Fuller’s new Pomona campus. Simultaneously, she continued to serve as the Executive Director for the Thrive Center for Human Development, a role that brought her to the seminary in 2017 to leverage applied research in the area of positive youth development in order to inspire young people for social change.
Prior, Kiene was an entrepreneur who co-founded and led two consumer
food brands, raising capital financing and growing both into national
brands. Before that, she had a successful career as a television
executive at CBS, Lifetime Television, Warner Bros., and Fox