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.