Chief Program and Strategy Officer of the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation
Kelly Fitzsimmons became Chief Program and Strategy Officer in 2011. In this capacity she leads the strategic planning and management of the Foundation's grantmaking program. Before joining the Foundation in 2007, Fitzsimmons co-founded Zanana Studios, which provides enrichment services to women; LeadWell Partners, a boutique coaching and consulting firm for leaders, boards and management teams challenged by growth and change; and New Profit Inc., a nationally recognized venture philanthropy fund. Numerous case studies, books and articles have cited Fitzsimmons for her work in adapting business tools and practices to the nonprofit sector and for her contributions to evolving philanthropic practices. She serves on the boards of several nonprofit and philanthropic organizations. A graduate of McGill University in Montreal, Fitzsimmons holds an MBA from Boston University.