Carrie Fox is the founder and CEO of Mission Partners, a strategic consultancy that guides high-potential nonprofits, foundations, and socially responsible corporations in realizing their greatest social impact. Since 2004, she has guided hundreds of organizations around the world to lead with purpose, fueling organizations and their missions forward in new and more impactful ways. Carrie served as the creative visionary behind a nationwide campaign to transform the foster care system for young people aging out of care and she was the lead communications strategist behind a $10MM prize competition aimed at advancing global technology for more fuel-efficient vehicles. Her strategic communications work focuses deeply on issues of community— from social justice to sustainability, children’s health, higher education, and workforce development. Carrie is a founding member of the Purpose Collaborative, a national network of communications thought-leaders and industry experts that work together to provide impactful problem solving in touch with the current needs of today’s purpose-driven businesses. Her signature conversation series, Mission Forward, has featured Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists, MacArthur Fellows, and some of the nation’s most sought- after philanthropy leaders. She is a 2016 SmartCEO Washington Brava Award winner, a 2015 WWPR Woman of the Year Honoree, and a 2013 winner of PRWeek’s ’40 under 40′. She serves on the Advisory Board of the Greater Washington Community Foundation and the Board of Trustees for Loyola University Maryland.
Earlier in her career, Carrie worked in several public affairs and public relations agencies along the East Coast, but she’s most proud of her unique career start, as director of communications and spokeswoman for Ripken Baseball, which was founded to manage Hall of Famer Cal Ripken, Jr.’s many efforts, including his nationally recognized youth baseball initiative.