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, Edy-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 Lifetime Television, Warner Bros., and Fox, and developed the hit shows, The X-Files and Six Feet Under. She also sits on the board of the Human Trafficking Legal Network and chaired the Water Committee for the California Small Business Association.
As a lifelong Angeleno who was shaped by the core values of Girl Scouts throughout adolescence, Theresa is thrilled to be leading the next chapter of GSGLA.