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Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce Kristen Garcia-Hernandez as the organization’s new Chief Executive Officer.


CEO Announcement

Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce Kristen Garcia-Hernandez as the organization’s new Chief Executive Officer. Kristen has been with the organization for 12 years in a variety of leadership roles, most recently serving as Interim CEO.

As board chair, I am excited to enter the next chapter for Girl Scouts of Southern AZ with Kristen in the leadership role as CEO. Her experience with the organization along with her vision and passion for the movement will expand the Girl Scout Leadership Experience for girls.

Kristen is a native Tucsonan and proud graduate of The University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management.  Her previous corporate career experience led her to managing multimillion-dollar revenue streams.

Twelve years ago, an opportunity arose with the Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona in which she was able to combine her love of sales and marketing with her passion for empowering girls and women as entrepreneurs. In her pervious roles with Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona, Kristen led the Cookie Program, Retail Stores, Operations, Membership, and grew revenue for the organization by $1.2 million.

“I am thrilled to continue my tenure with Girl Scouts in this new role, and will be focused on creating innovative solutions and building a sustainable future for the girls of Southern Arizona. Through this work, I want every girl to know their potential is limitless, as they become strong women who live life on their own terms.”

- Kristen Garcia-Hernandez

Kristen is active outside of work with community organizations, schools and her church. She and her husband, Joseph, have two beautiful children, including a future Girl Scout-to-be.

Please join us in welcoming Kristen Garcia-Hernandez as our new CEO!

On my honor,

Susan Armstrong

Chair, Board of Directors

Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona