Carrie McKellogg

Carrie McKellogg

United States of America
Trip: 
Los Angeles, California
Mentoring: 

Mentoring: Nensy Bandhoe

Suriname
Trip: 
Los Angeles, California

As chief program officer, Carrie is responsible for implementing REDF’s strategic plan to significantly grow and support the social enterprise sector to employ 50,000 people nationwide by 2020. REDF is a pioneering venture philanthropy that has, for the past20 years, invested exclusively in social enterprises businesses focused on employing and supporting people who otherwise would be excluded from the labor market because of the significant challenges they are working to overcome.  For people with histories of incarceration, homelessness, mental illness, substance abuse, and limited education, social enterprises provide paying jobs and services they need to stabilize their lives, develop a work history, and build the skills and confidence they need to succeed. 

Since 2015, Carrie has worked closely with the staff and stakeholders of the organization to expand REDF’s programs nationwide, design a rigorous evaluation of the impact of REDF’s work, and provide impact investments to further grow the social enterprise field. Inspired by core values that promote inclusion, she’s committed to using innovation to achieve REDF’s goals and ensure it remains a leader in the field.

Prior to her role at REDF, Carrie spent 15 years in international economic policy at the U.S. Treasury focusing on issues including international debt restructuring and debt policy, operations and policies of development finance institutions. A graduate of UC Berkeley, Carrie also has an MA in International Economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.