Chief Executive Officer, Corporation for National and Community Service
• Moderator – Advocacy Track: Advocating for Change
Wednesday, March 30, 2016, 2:00 pm to 3:15 pm
As CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, Wendy Spencer leads a federal agency that annually engages 75,000 AmeriCorps members, 270,000 Senior Corps volunteers, and millions of citizens in results-driven service to solve local problems at more than 50,000 locations across the country. These dedicated Americans tackle tough challenges including mentoring at-risk youth, rebuilding communities after disasters, connecting veterans to services, promoting health, increasing public safety and helping students stay on track to graduate. Ms. Spencer was unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate in 2012, having previously served for nine years as CEO of the Florida Governor’s Commission on Volunteerism under three governors. In this capacity she connected national service and volunteer strategies to meet state needs and coordinated volunteer efforts in response to disasters, including eight record-breaking storms. She also served as the Director of the Florida Park Service, where she oversaw natural resource and recreational management for 158 state parks. Other organizations in which Ms. Spencer has served professional include United Way, Chamber of Commerce, banking, insurance, industry and legislative.