The world is hungry for a new kind of leader – someone who has the humility to see the world as it is and the audacity to envision the world as it could be, equipped with the financial and operational skills needed to create lasting impact on the ground. Each year, Acumen Fund seeks to identify and train these leaders through their Global and Regional Fellows Programs. Watch John McKinley ’04, Acumen’s Global Fellows Manager, as he describes the “Acumen Way” of Leadership.
John manages Acumen Fund‘s Global Fellows Program and leads Acumen’s influence and policy strategies in Washington, DC. Prior to Acumen Fund, John worked as a program analyst at the U.S. Department of Justice, managing $17 million of U.S. foreign assistance funds for rule of law development programs throughout Africa and the Middle East. He later served as a senior policy analyst in the Office of Mayor Michael Bloomberg in New York City. He has researched at the Vale Columbia Center on Sustainable International Investment, a joint center at Columbia University’s Law School and the Earth Institute, and consulted for TechnoServe in Ethiopia. John holds a BA from Middlebury College and a Masters of International Affairs in Economic and Political Development from Columbia University.
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This talk was given on December 7, 2012 as part of the Middlebury Center for Social Entrepreneurship Speaker Series.