Kit Wall '77 will be the featured speaker in the Diverse Paths of Leadership and Innovation speaker series on Friday, February 9. The event, which is free and open to the public, will start at 2 p.m. in Noyce 1023. The Donald and Winifred Wilson Center for Innovation and Leadership is sponsoring the speaker series and associated course.

Promoting everything from policy reform issues, nonprofit organizations, and political campaigns to rock shows and media events, Kit Wall uses her repertoire of organizational/communication skills for policy consultation, writing, production, and management. Her promotion and publicity experience includes such wide-ranging fields as pro sports, entertainment, commercial real estate, and government affairs.  Since 1987, Ms. Wall has focused on government relations, especially local government and public policy, managing coalition and grassroots efforts in statewide legislative and ballot initiatives, as well as candidate campaigns. Hired by Eli Lilly and Company in 2001, she worked on advocacy issues assisting nonprofits in capacity-building efforts and local government relations promoting best practices, with a focus on jail diversion issues across the United States.  Ms. Wall’s clients and employers range from the California Medical Association and Foundation, to Consumer’s Union, UnitedHealth Group, the Solano Coalition for Better Health, California Forward, and members of the California wine industry, to various musical and artistic celebrities, including The Magic of David Copperfield, and the world's largest sole proprietor real estate developer, Gerald D. Hines Interest.  

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