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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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Jim Cooper 5th Congressional District of Tennessee
Sheila Franklin National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity
Jason Whetsell U.S. Office of Personnel Management
John Bridgeland Civic Enterprises
Charles Kolb Committee for Economic Development
Lynne Vaughan YMCA of the USA

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    With Lenore Skenazy, Frederick Hess, Megan Rosker, Walter Olson, and Nancy McDermott. Start date: June 5