Samantha joins FSG with a background in nonprofit association strategy consulting and research. She has a passion for partnering with workforce development organizations and is excited to apply a collective impact lens to further this work. As an associate director, Samantha supports leaders across sectors to innovate, collaborate, and leverage data to maximize impact. She looks forward to using her expertise from previous nonprofit strategy and workforce development work while gaining experience across all of FSG’s focus and approach areas.
Prior to FSG, Samantha spent several years in nonprofit association consulting and research. She served as a senior consultant at McKinley Advisors, leading and supporting several strategy and research-focused projects for nonprofit association clients. Most recently, Samantha did work with REDF, a venture philanthropy firm focused on investing and advising employment social enterprises, supporting the strategic redesign of Juma Ventures’ theory of change. She has also engaged and advised several social sector organizations on strategic initiatives ranging from the North Carolina Department of Commerce, the Helius Foundation, and Threshold Clubhouse. Samantha received her MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business with a focus on social entrepreneurship and was actively involved with Net Impact and the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE).
- Duke University, Fuqua School of Business, MBA
- American University, BS in Business, Language and Culture Studies
- Net Impact
- Spanish (intermediate)
On working at FSG
“After supporting several nonprofits in previous strategy work, I have become passionate about the necessity of taking a collective impact and systems thinking approach to create sustaining social change. Working at FSG, I am privileged to be surrounded by talented and dedicated professionals committed to further developing and innovating on these same principles. I am honored to work side-by-side with FSG’s incredible partners across sectors to continue thinking collaboratively about systems change within a workforce and economic development context.”