Meet our CEO
As CEO at Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles, Theresa Edy Kiene
leads the second largest of 111 Girl Scout councils in the nation,
with 50,537 total members, 150 employees, 18 properties and six retail
stores. An experienced executive with strategic planning and change
management expertise, 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 is a lifetime Girl Scout herself.
Theresa came to GSGLA from Fuller Seminary, where she was vice
president of strategic planning and change management in the
president’s office, and 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
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, she 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 Broadcasting.