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Samantha King

Director

Samantha brings experience working across sectors to tackle challenging social problems in the U.S. and abroad. She has supported a range of corporate, nonprofit, and foundation clients to develop new strategies to address social challenges.

Samantha leads projects primarily in the health and environment impact areas. In health, Samantha has worked with payers, providers, and pharmaceutical companies to address health challenges across the globe. Recently she advised a large US health insurer on how to integrate population health into its business strategy. She also guided a major global pharmaceutical company in the development of a global shared value strategy and design of initiatives in India and China. Samantha supported the Minnesota Diabetes Collective Impact Initiative, which brought together 35 of the key healthcare players in the state to develop strategies to reduce new cases of diabetes.

In environment, Samantha developed a global access to energy and forestry philanthropic strategy for a large family foundation and guided the development of a new strategy around next generation infrastructure for the Surdna Foundation’s Sustainable Environments program.

Before FSG

Prior to joining FSG, Samantha worked for the Global Business Policy Council of A.T. Kearney, where she advised both corporate and government clients on global strategy and competitiveness issues. Samantha also led all marketing campaigns from strategy to execution and evaluation for AllLearn, the online education venture of Oxford, Stanford, and Yale Universities. She has worked in a broad array of countries including China, where she developed new clean energy opportunities by partnering with government and industry. In addition, Samantha is active in her local community, spearheading pro bono strategy projects and volunteering in a range of issue areas including education and youth, environment, and economic empowerment.

Education

  • Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), MA, Economics and International Relations, Joseph DiProspero Fellowship for International Policy Studies
  • The University of Virginia, BA, Government and Economics, Phi Beta Kappa, Echols Scholar

Affiliations

  • Compass DC EITC Campaign

Languages

  • Spanish
  • Italian

On working at FSG

“FSG provides me with the opportunity to participate in social change at both the systemic and local levels. The concepts and approaches deployed here are cutting edge and can steer dramatic change in areas of great importance to me personally—from global development to education and youth. I am continually impressed by how bright and committed my colleagues are. We are determined to improve the livelihoods of cocoa farmers in Cote d’Ivoire while we are exploring ways to combat substance abuse in New York. There is no silver bullet approach to solve complex social challenges, but with a combination of humility and perseverance, we can catalyze progress across the globe.”