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Stacy Neal

Director of Strategic Initiatives and Chief of Staff

Stacy comes to the chief of staff role at FSG with more than 15 years of experience in nonprofit management, grants administration, and project management. She works with FSG’s Co-CEOs, Leadership Team, Board of Directors, and staff across all levels and locations to drive strategic priorities, decision-making, and overall firm development activities. Her professional experience has been spent largely at organizations bridging the private, public, and NGO sectors across key international markets. From 2013-2019, as director of programs for FSG’s Shared Value Initiative (SVI), a multi-stakeholder effort that aims to drive adoption and improve implementation of shared value strategies amongst leading companies, civil society, and government organizations, Stacy shaped SVI strategy, built external relationships and content, and executed programming to serve the global shared value field. She is the author of Investing in Innovation: Verizon’s Approach to Incubating Shared Value and was the primary architect of the Initiative’s annual Shared Value Leadership Summit for seven years.

Before FSG

Prior to her time with FSG, Stacy was associate director of the Center for Emerging Market Enterprises at The Fletcher School, Tufts University, where she oversaw all research projects, fellowship and research assistant programs, executive education development, major events, and grant-funded initiatives—including the Fletcher School Leadership Program for Financial Inclusion, which trains senior-level central bank and finance ministry regulators from frontier markets in effective advocacy for inclusive growth. Stacy also previously led external relations at Fletcher’s Jebsen Center for Counter-Terrorism Studies, managed business development activities at a boutique China-focused consulting firm, and worked in communications and events planning at global microfinance network ACCION International.

Education

  • Tufts University, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, MA, International Migration and NGO Management
  • Boston College, BA, English and Political Science

Affiliations

  • Women in Development

Languages

  • Spanish (limited working proficiency)

On working at FSG

“FSG is operating in a fascinating space, engaging with both philanthropy and the private sector to take an equitable systems change approach to solving complex social problems. This requires a nuanced approach that comes with its own operational complexities. I am committed to working across our organization to execute on FSG’s ambitious vision, and am excited by the opportunity to help evolve our organization to meet this vision sustainably.”