Nancy Kidd, Ph.D.
Nancy Kidd came to NCA in 2008 as the Associate Director for Research Initiatives and became the Executive Director in 2009.
Before arriving at NCA, Nancy ran a multimillion-dollar business unit of the Corporate Executive Board that provides strategic research to a membership of hundreds of senior executives at the world's leading corporations, including many of the Fortune 500.
Prior to that, she
started a strategic management consulting group for a Federal government contractor.
developed and managed several large projects that involved strategic planning, performance management, public policy research, and program evaluation services.
Kidd relocated to the Washington D.C. area from Miami where she served as the Policy Director for the South Florida Workforce Board.
At the Workforce Board, she
was responsible for evaluating the effectiveness and efficiency of the quasi-governmental non-profit organization's programs and processes, comparing alternatives, and making recommendations for programmatic and managerial change and expansion to most responsibly allocate the $100 million budget (at the time) of Federal funds related to employment programs such as welfare and job training.
Nancy spent the first several years of her career working as a Program Officer at the Russell Sage Foundation in New York, the principal American foundation devoted exclusively to supporting basic research in the social sciences, after completing her Ph.D. at Stanford University.
has won awards for academic teaching and research and has received several honors for professional service throughout her