Robert C. Ballard - Scholarship America
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Robert C. Ballard President & CEO, Ex Officio Board Member

President & CEO, Scholarship America

Robert C. Ballard joined Scholarship America as president & CEO in September 2015. He brings more than 35 years of higher education finance experience, most recently having served as senior vice president, philanthropy, at USA Funds (now Strada Education Network) where he directed all philanthropic programs and grant-making activities totaling more than $21.4 million in 2014 to promote access and success in higher education.

Ballard currently serves on the boards of National Scholarship Providers Association and College Promise; and Bottom Line, a Boston, Massachusetts nonprofit that helps disadvantaged youth get into college, graduate and go far in life. A retired U.S. Navy Commander and financial-services professional, he is also the immediate past chair of Indiana Dollars for Scholars.