The Women’s Campaign Fund and its nonprofit arm She Should Run announced Tuesday that Betsy Mullins will be its new CEO and president, directing the sister organizations in their shared mission of increasing women’s political participation at all levels of government.
“WCF has a proud legacy of bipartisan innovation,” said Mullins in a statement on joining the organization. “I look forward to expanding on that legacy and applying 21st century tools to building a government that harnesses the full potential of our nation’s diverse population.” Siobhan Bennett, who previously led the fund, stepped down in November.
Georgia Berner, chairwoman of the pair organizations’ board of directors, announced in a statement that Mullins' hiring comes after an “exhaustive search.”
“We are delighted to have a new leader who shares our passion for identifying and supporting women candidates at every level of political participation,” Berner said. “She is absolutely the right woman to lead these two organizations.”
Prior to joining Women’s Campaign Fund and She Should Run, Mullins in 2013 founded P3 Public Affairs, a firm that specializes in campaign strategy. Mullins’s career also includes extensive work in the private sector, the White House and on Capitol Hill, including stints working for former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson and former Rep. Vic Fazio, D-Calif.
Mullins, who has already started, will work closely with Erin Loos Cutraro. Cutraro was appointed executive director of She Should Run in February.