Leah Bradford Francis is Director, Consulting Services. Prior to joining Synergos, Leah was President of the Kraft Foods Group Foundation. In this role, she led the company’s philanthropic investments in community partnerships, humanitarian aid and employee civic engagement. She led the creation and expansion of the company’s foundation, and oversaw strategic planning, program development, research, and evaluation across all community programs. Prior to Kraft, Leah served as a Program Officer in Community Development at The Chicago Community Trust.
Leah’s career began in management consulting, having worked for both Deloitte and Accenture’s Human Capital practices. In these roles, she provided organizational development, change management, culture transformation, and strategic communications counsel to Fortune 500 companies and federal government clients. With a passion for international development, Leah also worked with several non-governmental organizations in Sub-Saharan Africa on growth strategy and program development. Over the years, Leah has served as a volunteer, board member and speaker to numerous organizations. She holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a MPA from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Her undergraduate studies in Sociology were completed at the University of Virginia.