Celes Eckerman is co-Founder and Managing Partner of the U.S.-based impact strategy and leadership firm Galvanize Partners. She has more than 20 years of wide-ranging experience in international development and national security in the non-profit, government and private sectors. A veteran of senior personal and committee staffs in the U.S. Congress, Celes leverages keen political judgment, an insider’s understanding of the policy process, and a wide network of high-level influencers on behalf of her clients, enabling them to deepen and broaden the impact of programs at the local, national and international level. Her private sector experience includes government relations and strategic consulting for Fortune 500 companies, global foundations, high-profile philanthropists and innovative corporate social entrepreneurs.