Lisa Hardin-Reynolds leads Girl Scouts of Utah and serves as the champion for Utah’s top leadership organization for girls. Girl Scouts of Utah serves over 9,000 girl and adult members (girls in grades K-12). The council serves the entire state of Utah and West Wendover, NV, except for the Navajo Nation who are served by the Arizona Cactus Pines Council. Lisa is directly responsible for developing strategies to achieve the organization's vision and mission and directs a $5.7 million operating budget with 38 employees, two beautiful Girl Scout camps, and a volunteer structure that includes over 3,400 dedicated adults.
Lisa started as the Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts of Utah on March 3, 2019. A Salt Lake City native and mother of two Girl Scouts, Hardin-Reynolds has been with GSU for 31 years, most recently as the Vice President of Program and Outdoor Property. In her tenure with the council, she served as Chief Operations Officer as well as Interim CEO and has provided oversight and leadership in the areas of program, membership, volunteer support, information technology, finance, property, outdoor program, and product program sales. In these numerous leadership positions, Lisa has been instrumental in developing the council’s organizational, strategic, and governance processes.
She started with GSU as an Outdoor Program Specialist, combining her social work degree from Weber State University with her love of the outdoors and helping people reach their fullest potential. Lisa has been instrumental in building GSU’s incredible outdoor program, helping thousands of girls create lifelong memories and gain a love of the outdoors at Camp Cloud Rim and Trefoil Ranch. Her dedication to Girl Scouts and her tireless work on behalf of girls in Utah also earned her the Thanks Badge I and Thanks Badge I and II awards.
Lisa brings with her a passion for the Movement, as well as rapport among the volunteers, girls, staff, and donors. She is honored to serve as Chief Executive Officer for Girl Scouts of Utah, helping girls become future leaders with unique girl-led and girl-focused opportunities to make the world a better place.