Colleen Kelly has been CEO of Concern Worldwide U.S. since 2017. Her prior three decades of advertising and marketing leadership experience include organizations such as Deutsch, SET Creative, Triptent, Product of the Year USA, and ThinkLA. She leverages that experience to drive the organization’s ongoing strategic growth and income diversification, and track record of program effectiveness and efficiency. This involves a strengthening of Concern’s U.S. government funding portfolio and evolving private funding strategies, including corporate partnerships, social impact investing, and new streams of individual donor engagement at all levels. In addition to leading a team of 50 professionals in the U.S., she is a member of the Board of Directors, as well as the global senior management team, ensuring coordination, efficiency, and programmatic impact. She has traveled to Concern programs in Lebanon, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Bangladesh to strengthen ties and help expose donors directly to the work their generosity makes possible.
Annie Scranton is President & Founder of Pace PR. A former TV producer at major networks including CNN, Fox News, CNBC, MSNBC & ABC, for 8+ years, Annie has been growing pace PR for over a decade and focuses on helping clients build their brands.