Carolyn S. Miles is President and CEO-elect for Save the Children, a nonprofit international development organization providing hope and opportunity to children in need. She has traveled to almost 50 countries in her work with Save the Children and has extensive media and professional speaking experience. After graduating from Bucknell in 1983 with a B.S. in Animal Behavior, Carolyn worked in business at large and small firms including American Express, where she worked in the credit card group in New York and travel-related services in Hong Kong. She was also a successful private entrepreneur in Asia. After 13 years in business, she made the transition to the public sector.
Carolyn went to Save the Children in 1998, first as Associate Vice President and then as Vice President and Managing Director for Sponsorship and Marketing. In 2004, she was named Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, and in September 2011, she assumed the role of President and CEO.
With programs in the United States and more than 80 countries worldwide, Save the Children helps children and families through health, education, protection and economic opportunities, as well as emergency assistance during natural disasters, war and conflict. Carolyn has driven strategy and day-to-day operations during a time of tremendous growth for the organization.
Carolyn is a board member and chair of the Nominations/Governance Committee for Blackbaud, a major supplier of nonprofit software. She also serves on the Board of the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business, where she earned an M.B.A. Carolyn and her husband, Brendan, are the parents of Bucknell sophomore, Keegan Miles, as well as Patrick, 16, and Molly, 10.