Speaker Profile

Elyse Wallnutt
Sr Director, Marketing, Advertising & Brand / World Food Program USA

Elyse is the Senior Director of Marketing, Advertising, and Brand for World Food Program USA.

Elyse has spent her 15+ year career crafting and leading campaigns to achieve cross-organizational policy, fundraising, and advocacy goals in pursuit of measurable growth and social good. Elyse comes to WFP-USA directly from the Center for American Progress, where she was Director of Strategy, working across 20+ policy teams to build branded and coalition-backed engagement and awareness campaigns to mobilize constituents in support of progressive ideals.

Prior to CAP, Elyse led teams for nonprofit organizations both large and small — including Amnesty International, Heifer International, Feeding America, UNICEF USA, and Denver Rescue Mission — in both client-side and agency settings. Notably, Elyse built The Nature Conservancy’s digital donor acquisition program from the ground up, leading a team to employ paid media, native advertising, content marketing, and email tactics to reach the organization’s robust growth goals.