Pia Saengswang

Pia D. Saengswang

Co Founder, Producer and Writer at Thunder Dragon Fund & Thunder Dragon Media

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Producer In The MFA Program  - American Film Institute

Program Manager  - Echoing Green


B.A.  - Mount Holyoke College

M.F.A.  - Feature Film Producing , The American Film Institute


Public Interest Law Fellow  - Harvard Law School

Director  - The Broad Foundation

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Pia Saengswang
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Pia Saengswang
Pia has over 20 years of experience in strategic management and leadership positions within a variety of industry sectors including venture philanthropy, venture capital, mergers & acquisitions, and film. She began her career at General Atlantic Partners, one of the world's leading growth equity firms ($17B), launching the first social entrepreneur-focused venture fund in the United States - The Echoing Green Foundation. EGF has since funded over 300+ non profit start-ups worldwide and is widely recognized as one of the early leaders in the social entrepreneurship field. Pia co-directed The Broad Foundation, a $1 billion Los Angeles-based foundation, where she developed and oversaw a portfolio of venture philanthropy initiatives focused on dramatically improving public education in the United States through better governance/leadership, scaling high quality independent school systems, and improving access and use of quality data for decision-making. Pia's work on programs and policy in this capacity directly involved the US Department of Education, the White House, state education departments, Governors, Mayors and school district superintendents. As an independent strategic management consultant, Pia's long-term clients included the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the State of California's Department of Education, and The College Board, Inc. Pia's other experiences include producing public education projects, museum exhibitions, and international documentary films for the Getty Conservation Institute and the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art. Pia is currently the COO and co-founder of ORFLO Technologies, a cutting-edge life sciences company focused on developing automated, low-cost, high performance cell analysis solutions to rapidly accelerate the pace of scientific and diagnostic research worldwide. She holds a B.A. in Politics and Comparative Religion from Mount Holyoke College, an M.F.A in Film Producing from The American Film Institute, and was a Public Interest Law Fellow at Harvard Law School. Gerry and Wild Gift board member Pia Saengswang recently launched Thunder Dragon Media to marry authentic adventure and inspirational story telling about social change.

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Los Angeles, CA - Los Angeles civic leader and venture philanthropist Eli Broad announced today the appointment of Pia Saengswang as Associate Director for The Broad Foundation. Saengswang has a wide range of experience working with social entrepreneurs to launch non-profit organizations across the United States, Europe, Asia and South America.Prior to coming to The Broad Foundation, she worked at the Aspen Marketing Group, Inc., as a Corporate Development Analyst.Saengswang was also the Program Manager at The Getty Conservation Institute where she helped to plan and implement a campaign to raise public awareness about cultural heritage preservation.Before that, Saengswang implemented public education programs at the Museum of Contemporary Art.She was a founding member of the Echoing Green Foundation, a national foundation that has provided over $30 million in funding to build and maintain an international community of social entrepreneurs. Saengswang has a M.F.A. in Feature Film Producing from The American Film Institute in Los Angeles, and a B.A. from Mount Holyoke College.

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