Tim Pennell

Managing Director, Strategy & Programs

Brooklyn, NY

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As Managing Director of Strategy and Programs, Tim Pennell oversees program delivery to ensure all of Third Sector's projects are advancing our mission to transform public systems and improve outcomes for underserved people of all races, backgrounds, and circumstances. Tim also coordinates strategy across Third Sector's four Practice Areas and programmatic delivery functions, including Partnerships & Project Development, Project Delivery, and Communications.

Tim has served Third Sector in various roles since joining our organization in 2012. In his prior position as Managing Director of Partnerships & Project Development, Tim led Third Sector's efforts to develop new partnerships and strengthen existing relationships. He has led joint projects with federal, state, and local governments across Third Sector's Early Childhood, Economic Mobility, and Diversion & Reentry practice areas. During his early years at Third Sector, Tim assisted in the development and launch of multiple Pay for Success projects and served as an expert consultant to both USAID and the Office of Family Assistance within the Administration for Children and Families.

Tim has been a featured speaker on outcomes-focused government both in the United States and internationally. He was the keynote speaker at the 2015 Japan Social Impact Investing Symposium in Tokyo, Japan, and the 2017 Saudi Arabia Nonprofit Forum in Dammam, Saudi Arabia. A practiced and passionate collaborator and leader, Tim’s skill bridging divides and guiding partnerships have been instrumental to our success helping government and community partners adopt innovative and effective approaches to serving diverse communities.