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 to the Council in achieving its vision of being the premier leadership organization for girls in New York City.
Barbara has more than 25 years of leadership experience working in major global and domestic organizations, providing strategy, advice and services in the areas of management, human resources, executive and leadership development, diversity and inclusion, organizational change, and labor and employment. In addition to leading and being part of major organizational change initiatives, she is recognized for her breadth of leadership experience and development of the people resources of organizations. Barbara has advised and coached board members, CEOs, and senior leaders from the U.S. and other countries. Also, she has been a coach and mentor to emerging and women leaders at all levels in organizations.
Her past experience includes: leading the design and implementation of a global diversity initiative that received national recognition for its innovation and organizational impact; leading human resource strategy development and implementation, building teams, and implementing succession programs and leadership development initiatives; helping to create a global on-line learning academy; serving as in-house counsel in the areas of ERISA, labor and employment, opening/closing corporate offices outside the U.S; and founding and operating her own management consulting practice. She has worked for organizations such as CARE USA, the Ford Foundation, Catholic Heath East, the Attorney General of New Jersey, and Janney Montgomery Scott. She has extensive volunteer experience working with organizations that focus on creating winning workplaces or addressing the issues of girls and women – especially at-risk urban and refugee girls.
Barbara has an undergraduate degree in behavioral science from the University of Kansas, a Juris Doctor from Rutgers School of Law, and an LL.M in Tax from New York University School of Law.
Barbara views working with the girls, board, volunteers and staff of 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.