Beth Kanter

Chief Advocacy & Strategic Communications Officer

Strategic Communications

Beth is chief advocacy and strategic communications officer, where she leads the firm’s influence, advocacy, and communications practice, sets strategic priorities, and oversees execution.

With more than twenty years of experience, Beth is a communications and political strategist who has worked with leading organizations to advance social change. Prior to joining Omidyar Network, she worked at Spitfire Strategies, a public interest communication firm that works with nonprofits and foundations to craft and implement winning strategies. Most recently, Beth served as Spitfire’s chief strategy officer, helping guide the firm’s direction, develop staff, and lead client accounts.

Beth focused much of her client work on efforts to address poverty and economic inequality in the United States, partnering with organizations including Community Change, Demos, and Ascend at the Aspen Institute.

Working with the Ford Foundation, she completed a project to restructure its communication department to better support and lead on the foundation’s commitment to social justice. She similarly collaborated with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation when it launched its vision to build a Culture of Health.

Beth received her B.A. in English and political science from Duke University.