Peg Willingham is the senior managing director for food and agriculture partnerships at Save the Children. She previously served as executive director of Fairtrade America and head of advocacy and policy at the International Food Policy Research Institute’s HarvestPlus program. Prior to joining HarvestPlus, she was the executive director of [email protected] at the United Nations Foundation, leading a campaign to raise awareness and resources to immunize children in developing countries against vaccine-preventable diseases. Peg also served as the senior director of external affairs at the Aeras Global TB Vaccine Foundation, senior director of public sector development at the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, and assistant vice president for Latin America and Canada at the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA).
Peg began her career with the U.S. Department of State, where she served as a foreign service officer in Latin America, the Middle East, and Washington, DC for thirteen years. Peg is a five-time recipient of the State Department’s Superior Honor Award.
Peg holds a master’s degree in English from the University of Michigan and a bachelor’s degree in English and History from the University of Virginia and is a graduate of the University of Virginia’s Sorensen Institute’s Political Leadership Program. She serves on the boards of directors of Pyxera Global and the US Foundation for the University of the Valley of Guatemala.