Vice President, Senior Advisor to the Chair & CEO
Melinda Hudson is vice president and senior advisor to the chair & CEO for America’s Promise Alliance. Before joining America's Promise Alliance, Ms. Hudson was the director of the office of public liaison at the Corporation for National and Community Service during the Clinton Administration. She was a member of the planning team for the Presidents’ Summit for America’s Future that launched America’s Promise in 1997. In the George H.W. Bush administration, Ms. Hudson served as director of communications for the Commission on National and Community Service which developed the national youth policy and programs that served as the basis for the creation of the Corporation and its new programs Learn and Serve and AmeriCorps. Earlier, she served as associate director of the White House Office of Private Sector Initiatives under President Reagan. Ms. Hudson began her public service career on the staff of U.S. Senate Majority Leader Howard H. Baker, Jr.
Hudson holds a Master of Business Administration in marketing from Columbia University and a Bachelors of Arts in biology from Vanderbilt University. She is also the former president of the Junior League of Washington and currently serves in a variety of nonprofit boards including the Tutu Center for Prayer and Pilgrimage, Goodwin House, Incorporated, and the DC Promise Neighborhood, Inc..