Colleen is the President and CEO of Crescendo Philanthropy. She is an active community leader with extensive private sector experience. In her global work with Sprint, British Telecom, France Telecom and AT&T, she led strategic planning initiatives and operational/IT deployments in Western Europe and the Middle East.
For the last decade, she has been deeply invested in serving the youth of South Florida and our community writ large. She serves as the Collective Impact Leader of Bridge 2 Life, a countywide collaboration of agencies focused on helping youth build self-efficacy through a racial equity lens. This includes facilitation of the youth-led Racial Equity and Social Justice Advisory Council. As the President of the Council of Fort Lauderdale Civic Associations, she represents the interests of 70+ civic associations within the City. She also serves on the City’s Education Advisory Board. She has served on the board of Fleet Week Port Everglades since 2011 introducing active military to youth through the annual Fleet Week Tech Summit.
She is an instructor with the National Leadership Institute and has presented at the statewide Planet Philanthropy conference since 2014. Colleen earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing Research from the University of Maryland on an athletic scholarship and an MBA from Pennsylvania State University. She completed the Executive Marketing Program at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.