Council Leadership


Barbara Murphy-Warrington, CEO

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Barbara Murphy-Warrington joined the Girl Scouts of Greater New York as its Chief Executive Officer in June 2011. In this role, she provides leadership for accelerating growth and development of Girl Scouting for girls and volunteers in all five boroughs of New York City. Barbara views working with the board, staff, and volunteers to serve the Girl Scouts of Greater New York as the opportunity of a lifetime. She credits her own early experience as a Girl Scout for providing the early foundation for her leadership journey.

Barbara has more than 20 years of leadership experience working in major global and domestic organizations; and providing advice and services in the areas of management, human resources, executive and leadership development, diversity and inclusion, organizational change, labor, and employment. In addition to leading and being a part of major organizational change initiatives, she is recognized for her breadth of management experience and her strategic leadership, guidance and development of the people resources of organizations. Barbara brings significant coaching and leadership development experience to her work, having advised board members and having coached numerous leaders, most notably senior management, women leaders at all levels, and emerging leaders. She led the design and implementation of a global diversity initiative that received national recognition for its innovation and organizational impact.

Her experience includes: founding and operating her own management consulting practice; and leading human resource strategy development and implementation, building teams, implementing succession programs and leadership development initiatives for Janney Montgomery Scott (one of the oldest regional investment firms), Catholic Heath East (a large multi-state health system), and Care USA (a global nonprofit). In addition, she held positions as Deputy Director Human Resources and as Resident Counsel at The Ford Foundation (one of the world’s largest private foundations). Early in her career she served as a Deputy Attorney General for the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General. She has extensive volunteer experience working with organizations that focus upon the issues of girls and women – especially at-risk urban and refugee girls, and that focus upon creating winning workplaces.