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Mindy Berry



Vice President of External Relations

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mberry@ced.org

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Mindy Berry joined the Committee for Economic Development (CED) with consulting, management, development and public service experience.  Prior to CED, Ms. Berry served as the Executive Vice President of the American Revolution Center, an organization dedicated to establishing the first national museum honoring the founding of the country.  In this capacity, Ms. Berry worked with staff in the planning of the new museum, its educational programs, political and legal matters, financial requirements, development, and governance.  During this period, Ms. Berry, along with senior leadership, raised nearly $80 million for the planned museum.

Ms. Berry worked in senior management at the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), initially as a Senior Advisor to the Chairman and subsequently as the Associate Chairman for External Affairs.  She worked with the Chairman on the planning and implementation of special projects and initiatives as well as grant making and development.  Ms. Berry was responsible for overseeing the execution of one of the largest projects at NEH, Picturing America, which brought reproductions of iconic American art to libraries, schools and communities in the U.S. and abroad, and educated millions of children and adults on the importance of learning about American history and culture.

Additionally, Ms. Berry served as a Senior Intergovernmental Affairs Liaison and Senior Policy Analyst at the National Endowment for the Arts, and as an Intergovernmental Affairs Officer at the United States Department of Labor.  She also worked at INDEPENDENT SECTOR and with the Supreme Court of the United States.

As a consultant, Ms. Berry worked as a Vice President of The Alford Group, a national consulting firm providing management and fund development counsel to nonprofits.  She provided counsel to local, state and national nonprofits representing a variety of issue areas, including the arts, education, military, law enforcement, legal affairs and health, and provided project management services to philanthropic organizations, including the Council on Foundations, David and Lucile Packard Foundation, W. K. Kellogg Foundation, Ford Foundation, and J. Paul Getty Trust.

She has also served as a national judge for USA Today’s All-American High School, College and Teachers Awards programs, and for the Council on Foundation's Wilmer Shields Rich Award for Excellence in Foundation and Corporate Communications.  Ms. Berry is a contributing author of the award winning book, Opening Doors: Pathways to Diverse Donors, as well as a co-author of Engaging Diverse Communities For and Through Philanthropy, published by the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers.  She also authored Native American Philanthropy: Expanding Social Participation and Self Determination, published in Cultures of Caring: Philanthropy in Diverse American Communities. Ms. Berry has a Master’s of Public Policy (M.P.P.) from Georgetown University, and studied international law and economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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