Maura Pally

Acting CEO and Senior Vice President, Women and Youth Programs

Maura Pally is the Senior Vice President, Women and Youth Programs, and serves as Acting CEO. Previously, Maura was the Executive Director for the Office of Hillary Rodham Clinton at the Clinton Foundation where she guided strategic direction, program development, and engagement efforts forNo Ceilings: The Full Participation Project, which works to advance the status of women and girls around the world; Too Small to Fail, which aims to close the word gap and promote early literacy for children ages zero to five; and Job One, which mobilizes businesses and organizations to create employment pathways for disconnected youth in the United States.

Maura joined the Clinton Foundation from Bloomberg Philanthropies where she provided strategic direction for programmatic activities and oversight of operational management. Previously, she served as Acting Assistant and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). As Acting Assistant Secretary, Maura led a bureau of 450 employees and a $635 million annual budget to fulfill ECA's mandate of facilitating public diplomacy through exchange programs, including the flagship Fulbright Scholarship Program. Maura oversaw the Department's exchange activities and budget strategy ensuring programs furthered the Administration's foreign policy objectives, and created new programs, including smARTpower and TechWomen to empower the next generation of women leaders in technology. Prior to joining the U.S. Department of State, Maura served as deputy counsel for Secretary Clinton's presidential campaign. Maura has also worked in the private sector, including as Manager of Politics and Public Policy at Oxygen Media, managing the network's on-air and on-line efforts to engage women in the political process. Maura served as a special assistant in the Office of White House Counsel under President Clinton, and earned a B.A. from Brown University and a J.D. from the University of Southern California.