Simone Ward is a Partner with City Fund. Most recently, she was the Vice President of Regional Strategy at the Educators for Excellence (E4e). She served as the Executive Director for the Women Effect Fund (WEF) and the national Political Director for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC). She is a veteran campaign manager for three U.S. Senate races and four presidential campaigns including serving as the Florida State Director for Hillary for America. She was raised in Kansas City, Missouri, proud home of the LIV Superbowl winning Chiefs. She is an e-CLC Certified Leadership Coach and continues to advise national advocacy organizations on developing leadership and power for women, people of color and their families at SLW Strategies. She is currently pursuing an Executive Master’s in Leadership at Georgetown University McDonough School of Business and lives in Washington, DC with her daughter.