As CEO of Vibrant Nation, Carla leads the company’s growth strategy, including acquisitions of new capabilities that help our clients compete in today’s ever-changing marketplace. Carla started her career at Morgan Stanley & Co. in financial analysis and new product development, and spent time in the company’s London and Geneva offices. She then co-founded a financial advisory and fund administration firm that was acquired by a Boston bank now owned by State Street Bank. Carla then became the founding CEO of Community Foundations of America, Inc., with a blue-chip funder list of philanthropies such as the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the Ford Foundation, and more than 115 community foundations nationwide. She also served as a senior administrator in the university health care industry focusing on strategy development and execution. Carla graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Michigan with a B.A. in economics and political science, and she holds an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago. She is an avid cyclist and triathlete.
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