CPD Welcomes Jesse Pittman as Senior Development Manager

CPD is pleased to welcome Jesse Pittman as the Center's new Senior Development Manager.

Pittman will manage and conduct fundraising programs and development projects to advance CPD’s role as a leading academic institute for public diplomacy and to enhance its impact within the field and beyond.

“The public diplomacy enterprise requires broader support in order to achieve sustainable growth,” said CPD Director Jay Wang. “Jesse joins us at this critical juncture, as we seek to expand the Center’s support base that benefits the entire field of study and practice.”

Pittman brings to CPD valuable fundraising and donor relations experience, having served as a development officer at the Center on Philanthropy & Public Policy at the USC Sol Price School, where she produced The Center’s programming and events and supported fundraising and donor stewardship efforts. She was also Donor Engagement Coordinator at the Downtown Women’s Center, which provides housing and supportive services to women experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles’s Skid Row. She began her career in development as a grant writer with The Public Interest Network, a network of more than 50 state and national grassroots nonprofits committed to strategic organizing for a better world.

Pittman attended Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota where she earned a B.A. in American Studies with minors in Spanish Language and Educational Studies. As a Fulbright Fellow, in 2012 Pittman served as a language instructor at La Universidad Pedagógica Nacional in Mexico City, Mexico. She is currently a Master of Public Policy (MPP) candidate at the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy.

Read Pittman's full bio here.


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