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Our Chief Executive Officer

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Betty A. Garger
President & Chief Executive Officer, Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey

Betty Garger is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey. Ms. Garger has been a long-time employee of Girl Scouts, and prior to her role as CEO, she was GSNNJ's Chief Operating Officer, a position she held for five years.

Before the formation of Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey in 2007, Ms. Garger was the CEO of Girl Scouts: Lenni Lenape Council, Inc. A past president of the Paterson Rotary Club, she has been a member of the Rotary for eight years, during which she also served as President-elect, Vice President, and Secretary of the club.

Ms. Garger is a member of Leadership Morris, Bergen Leads, and the Sussex County Chamber of Commerce, and has worked for Girl Scouts for more than 30 years, holding leadership positions in communications, fund development, product sales, and membership recruitment. She is a graduate of Rowan University and a resident of Sparta. 

A Podcast From Our CEO

GSNNJ CEO Betty Garger was featured on “Women in the Loop,” a podcast that highlights successful women who have broken the glass ceiling, paved their own way, and made their mark on society. , and hear her personal story about being a Girl Scout, as well as her professional experience leading Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey and building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.