Georgia Levenson Keohane – Executive Director of The Pershing Square Foundation
By admin October 31, 2016
Georgia is the Executive Director of The Pershing Square Foundation, where she partners with the President to oversee the Foundation’s strategy and programs. She is responsible for the social entrepreneurship portfolio and the creation of new initiatives. Georgia joined The Pershing Square Foundation from New America, where she directed the program on Profits and Purpose. She is also a professor in the Social Enterprise Program at Columbia Business School and author of Social Entrepreneurship for the 21st Century (2013) and Capital and the Common Good: How Innovative Finance is Tackling the World’s Most Urgent Problems (Fall 2016).
Georgia’s career has bridged the private and nonprofit sectors. A former McKinsey consultant, she has advised companies, philanthropies, community development and educational organizations, and think tanks. From 2011-2014, Georgia was a fellow at the Roosevelt Institute, where she worked on poverty and inequality, employment and job growth, and social entrepreneurship. She has taught at Yale, and serves on the boards of several nonprofit organizations.
Georgia holds a B.A. from Yale University, an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and an M.Sc. from London School of Economics, where she was a Fulbright Scholar.