Senior Advisor, The Hamilton Project
With over 20 years of leadership and project management experience in the public, private and non-profit sectors, Meeghan Prunty is a Senior Advisor to The Hamilton Project and a member of the Advisory Council. Meeghan was part of the initial team that developed the Project, serving as the first chief operating officer as initial staff, budgets and systems were put in place. She served as Associate Director from 2005-2010. She is also a senior advisor to former Treasury Secretary Robert E. Rubin, with whom she has worked since 2000 on a range of public policy, political, and media activities.
Meeghan has a long standing commitment to public and community service, with a particular focus on children’s issues. She has served as a foster parent as well as a court appointed advocate for children in the foster care system, and spent her MBA summer working at NYC’s Administration for Children’s Services. Her most recent venture is a local community service initiative to promote family volunteering, with the goal of introducing of volunteerism to pre-school and elementary school children. The enterprise grew from 6 events for 350 people in 2009 to 18 events throughout Westchester for 500+ people this year.
From 1996-1998, Meeghan directed the Children & the Media Program at Children Now, a national children’s advocacy organization. The program designed research projects, such as polls and content analyses, to measure the impact of news and entertainment media on children and children’s issues, and organized major national conferences of leading media executives, academics and advocates to discuss issues raised by the research and to collaborate on solutions.
From 1993 through 1995, Meeghan worked in the Clinton White House as Associate Director of Research & Strategic Planning. Meeghan is a veteran of the 1992 Clinton campaign, from the primary in New Hampshire through the “War Room” in Little Rock, to policy work for the President-elect’s Economic Conference in December 1992.
Meeghan began her career as financial analyst in the International Corporate Finance and Mergers & Acquisitions practices of Smith Barney. She has an MBA from Columbia University where she was awarded the Bronfman fellowship and is a summa cum laude graduate in International Economics from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.