September 04, 2019

Sept. 4, 2019 (Washington, D.C.) - New Leaders Council (NLC), the nation’s largest training organization for progressive young professionals, today announced Clare Bresnahan English has been named as the organization’s third chief executive, effective immediately. 

Ms. Bresnahan English has dedicated her professional career to advocating for underrepresented communities. She is the former Executive Director of She Should Run, a non-profit that encourages women of all walks of life to run for office. As a consultant, Clare advised global brands on corporate social responsibility and diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies to ensure workplaces are open to everyone. Additionally, her advocacy work included elevating the voices of girls by partnering with the Obama Administration’s White House Council on Women and Girls. 

In addition to her professional career focused on increasing representation in the private and public sectors, Ms. Bresnahan English is a member of the NLC community. A 2012 NLC Washington DC Fellow, former Chapter Curriculum Chair, and Chapter Director, she is intimately familiar with the NLC community. 

“I am honored to be the first woman and New Leaders Council Chapter Director to lead this remarkable organization,” Ms. Bresnahan English said. “When I joined the NLC community in 2012 as a Fellow, I experienced first hand how NLC transforms and accelerates its members’ paths to improve their communities. Since then, our former President, Mark Riddle, as well as our dedicated staff and volunteers, have grown our movement to serve 50 chapters across the country. Now, I am excited to lead NLC into its next phase of impact.” 

At NLC, Ms. Bresnahan English will focus on the power of stories from the NLC community to shape her strategic vision to increase NLC’s funding, membership, and branding. She is also committed to expanding the NLC movement’s reach by bolstering and amplifying its nearly 8,000 person alumni base. 

You can watch Ms. Bresnahan English’s introduction and remarks at the annual New Leaders Council Convention in Des Moines, Iowa here. 

The New Leaders Council Board of Directors approved Ms. Bresnahan English’s appointment as President and CEO of the organization this past July.  She will be replacing Mark Riddle, who has served as the Chief Executive of the organization since 2011.