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Executive Director, U.S. Impact Investing Alliance, Ford Foundation

Fran Seegull is the Executive Director of the U.S. Impact Investing Alliance. The Alliance works to increase awareness of impact investing in the United States, foster deployment of and demand for impact capital across asset classes globally, and partner with stakeholders, including government, to build the impact investing ecosystem.

Fran was the Chief Investment Officer and Managing Director of Investments at ImpactAssets where she headed investment management for The Giving Fund—an impact investing donor advised fund.  Fran also oversaw product development and managed the Global Sustainable Agriculture and Microfinance Plus Notes. Prior to joining ImpactAssets, Fran was Managing Director at Funk Ventures, an early-stage impact venture capital firm. She also served as Vice President of Business Development at Novica, an online retailer of products made by artisans in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

Fran has a BS in Economics from Barnard College/Columbia University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She tweets on impact investing at @franseegull.