Tammy Wharton is the President and CEO of Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland, which serves more than 40,000 Girl Scout members. Her initial connection with the Girl Scouts began in 2001, when she led the organization’s fund-raising and public relations efforts. In 2005, Wharton left to become the executive director of the Columbus Literacy Council for two and a half years. In 2007, she was asked to return to the Girl Scouts to help lead the organization through the successful merger of three councils. Wharton became CEO of the newly merged council, Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland, in 2008.