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Kelly Ward
Director of America Forward
New Profit Inc.

Kelly Ward is the Director of America Forward at New Profit Inc., where she manages a non-partisan coalition effort to connect the innovative work of social entrepreneurs with presidential candidates and other policy makers. Prior to joining New Profit, Ms. Ward worked in issue advocacy and political campaigns, including serving as the Executive Director of a 501(c)4 issue advocacy organization and as the Campaign Manager on a prominent congressional campaign. She has also worked on congressional, gubernatorial, and legislative campaigns managing voter contact, community outreach, and volunteer activities.

Ms. Ward worked in the Office of Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano, where she advised on several policy areas, coordinated local communications and community outreach activities, and participated in overall strategic planning. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Arizona and an Master of Arts in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, where she was honored as a Catherine B. Reynolds Fellow for Social Entrepreneurship.

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Deborah W. Meier NYU Steinhardt School of Education
Michael Traynor American Law Institute
Hara Estroff Marano Psychology Today
Eric Hanushek Hoover Institution, Stanford University
Josh Bersin Bersin & Associates
Bruce Vladeck Nexera

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