Cinny Kennard is the Executive Director of the Annenberg Foundation. She has held executive leadership positions in the nonprofit sector for almost two decades at many of the nation’s most well-known organizations including Smithsonian Institution and National Public Radio. She is also a Senior Fellow at USC, an author and spent much of her earlier career as a Television News Correspondent at CBS News. Her leadership experience includes strategic planning, organizational development, creating and building partnerships, fundraising, and managing budgets. As a senior advisor to the Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands, her outreach efforts brought President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jin Ping to Sunnylands for the “Shirt-Sleeves Summit.” Cinny has also been a leader in the communications field with award-winning work in nearly every facet of the media.