Beth Collins Bio: Beth Collins, Catholic Relief Services’ Director of Impact Investing, has a 25-year executive leadership career with global experience in corporate, non-profit and NGO sectors throughout Africa, South East Asia and other emerging market regions. Early in her career and prior to moving into the development sector, Beth worked for over 15 years in the private sector, starting, growing and leading new entertainment and media ventures as Senior Vice President at Talk Media and Vice President at Universal Pictures and Walt Disney Theatrical Productions. In these roles she led all business and finance operations, along with strategic planning and new business development. Additionally, she worked for 6 years at a boutique leveraged buyout firm in New York sourcing, analyzing and negotiating to close corporate acquisitions. In 2003, she made a career shift and was hired to start and run one of the Clinton Foundation’s first (of three) country offices in Africa where she designed and implemented comprehensive health and agriculture programs. In that role, Beth worked very closely with the Rwandan Ministry of Health, Dr. Paul Farmer and his Partners In Health team to create and implement a model for comprehensive health care solutions that has since been adopted as the Rwandan government’s rural standard of care. Her work in Rwanda is profiled in an article on President Clinton in Fortune Magazine’s “The Power of Philanthropy ”http://archive.fortune.com/magazines/fortune/fortune_ archive/2006/09/18/8386185/index.htm. Upon returning to the US, Beth was a member of the Clinton Foundation management team charged with structuring and rolling out new global strategies for the Foundation’s Health Initiative and overseeing its SE Asia programs. Since leaving the Foundation, Beth has been a Strategic Advisor to – among others - Merck, Qiagen, Paramount Pictures, Keep a Child Alive, HealthRight International, Generations for Peace, and the USC School of Film & Television. Beth holds a B.A. in International Studies from Miami University and an MBA in Finance from New York University’s Stern School of Business.