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Wes Gifford

Associate

What inspires me: The open road, the wind in my face, and the noisy silence of a wooded camp lit only by moonlight.

I do what I do because: I have seen firsthand the heartfelt hope for a better tomorrow that unites people and communities across our country, and I know that it runs far deeper than politics or ideology.

I think the world would be better if: Everyone could see the humor in themselves and the humanity in others.

As an Associate, Wes supports strategic client partnerships by developing a broad range of solutions for clients through analysis and research, designing client deliverables, and supporting overall project management. At Community Wealth Partners, he has assisted in the design and implementation of a leadership development program that provided training, hiring, and facilitation services with a race, equity, and inclusion lens to more than 120 organizations.

Wes brings extensive experience leading large projects and managing complex processes at the intersection of law, government regulation, and the public interest. He has conducted extensive research and analysis on fast-moving global events and transformed that analysis into policy recommendations and actionable solutions. Before moving into consulting, Wes worked for the State Department on freedom of information issues, in which he managed major projects involving the review and release of tens of thousands of documents. He created spreadsheets, databases and processes that saved the government thousands of hours of manual labor.

Wes has a B.A. from American University in International Service with a focus on community development and international communication.

Phone: 202.618.4795

EmailWGifford@communitywealth.com

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