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K. Shelly Porges

Managing Director, Reservoir Q Global LLC

-827b389_400x400K. Shelly Porges is a successful serial entrepreneur and investor as well as a global entrepreneurship advocate. She is Managing Director of Reservoir Q Global LLC and served most recently as the National Finance Co-Chair for the Ready for Hillary PAC before joining Hillary for America as a key fundraiser. She is also the President of the North American Jury for the Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards, on the Advisory Board for Global Entrepreneurship Week, and an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Georgetown University. She is the former Senior Advisor, Global Entrepreneurship Program (GEP) at the U.S. State Department, a program she expanded to almost 150 countries, under Secretary Clinton.  Prior to joining GEP, she launched the State Department’s Global Women’s Business Initiative to promote women’s entrepreneurship worldwide. Before joining the State Department, she had a distinguished career in the private sector, including both corporate and entrepreneurial ventures. Her 10-year stint at American Express culminated as executive head of marketing for American Express Canada, prior to three years as chief retail marketing officer for Bank of America during a historic turnaround. Shelly also serves on the International Business Advisory Council for the President of Cyprus, and the boards of the Global Banking Alliance for Women and the National Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. She holds both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from Cornell University.

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