Strategic Advisor to the President & CEO

"You are my Advisor; You are always with me. You preserve, protect and care for me." - Atharva Veda

Ms. Carla D. Walker

Strategic Advisor to the President & CEO

M. Public Administration (Harvard), 

MSc. (University of Florida), 

BSc. (University of Cincinnati)

Strategic Advisor to the President & CEO - African Community Fund for Education

President & CEO at think BIG Strategies, LLC. Former Chief of Staff to Mayor Mallory of Cincinnati, OH. United States


President & CEO of think BIG Strategies, Strategic Advisor and Former Chief of Staff to Mayor Mallory of Cincinnati, Ohio. Think big, follow through is the mantra Carla Walker lives by. She is not just an idea person. She has a passion for working on dynamic, game-changing initiatives and she has a reputation for success. She has spearheaded large scale civic engagement and public service initiatives at the local, state, national and international levels for more than 15 years. Her career spans nearly twenty years in the fields of government relations, communications, political strategy, stakeholder engagement and project management. Most notable is her work on creating the U.S. community engagement and advocacy operation for, the non-profit co-founded by global advocate and entertainer Bono.


In 2004, that network encouraged the US Congress to pass the largest increase in funding for Africa in 40 years. As a member of ONE’s 2005 Live8 team, she organized and led a delegation of 100 U.S. advocates to Edinburgh, Scotland to participate in the actions leading to unprecedented global commitments at the 2005 Gleneagles G8 Summit. She resurrected that role in 2015, to serve as the Senior Manager and Strategic Advisor for the Africa office spearheading Pan African campaigns towards the adoption of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. A veteran political strategist, Walker has advised three Mayors, a Caucus of 12 State Senators, held leadership positions in three U.S. Presidential campaigns and has led or advised principles on more than 100 advocacy or candidate campaigns. Read more about Carla Walker from the President's page>>>

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Community Leadership

Vehr Communications SAGE - Strategic Advisors, Gurus and Experts –Team (2014, 2015)

Mandela Washington Fellowship Application Reader (2013, 2014, 2015)

US Global Leadership Coalition – Ohio Member (2012-2014)

Sister Cities International – Board Member (2009-2014)

Bad Girl Ventures – Board Member and Advisory Board Member (2010-2014)

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