Beth Kanter

Chief Advocacy & Strategic Communications Officer

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-five 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 many organizations that are grantees of Omidyar Network, including Community Change and Demos.

Beth has also worked for organizations on advocacy issues for years, including the Chicago Federation of Labor and Planned Parenthood.

Beth received her B.A. in English and political science from Duke University and loudly cheers for her alma mater during basketball season.