President, Wise Solutions, LLC
As President of Wise Solutions LLC, Holly Wise brings international development, public-private alliance and business development expertise to corporations, foundations and non-profits. She spent 26 years with the US Agency for International Development (USAID), achieving the diplomatic rank of Minister Counselor. She is the founder and first Secretariat Director of the Global Development Alliance, USAID's business model which forges strategic alliances to address international development issues. Alliances formed under her leadership leveraged $3.8 billion in private resources for the world's poor. In addition to overseas tours in Uganda, Kenya, Barbados, the Philippines and China, Holly served as USAID chair at the National Defense University. Holly teaches enterprise development at Georgetown University's Graduate School of Foreign Service, and is a senior fellow with the Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. She serves on the boards of WRAP (Worldwide Responsible Apparel Production) and LivingGoods, and she is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Holly is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Connecticut College and holds advanced degrees from Yale University and the National Defense University.