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Ms. Kathy Calvin is a UN Foundation Board member and the Foundation’s former President and Chief Executive Officer. Her career has spanned work in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. In 2011, she was named one of Newsweek’s “150 Women Who Rock the World,” and in 2012, she was listed in Fast Company’s “League of Extraordinary Women.” 

Prior to joining the UN Foundation Ms. Calvin served as President of the AOL Time Warner Foundation. She joined America Online in 1997 as Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer, and was responsible for the company’s brand, social responsibility, and external relations.She was a Senior Managing Director at Hill and Knowlton.. Before that, she served as Director of Editorial Administration for U.S. News & World Report, overseeing budget, personnel, innovation and strategy.  From 1976 through 1984, Ms. Calvin served as Senator Gary Hart’s press secretary in his Senate office and his 1984 Presidential campaign.  She was one of the first women to hold that title in American Presidential campaigns.