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 brought 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 the National Scholarship Providers Association and College Promise; Bottom Line, a nonprofit that helps disadvantaged youth get into college, graduate and go far in life; and Brighton Marine, a nonprofit that serves as a network community and resource hub of military, veteran and family services for uniformed service members in transition. Ballard is a retired U.S. Navy Commander and financial-services professional, and has previously served as chair of Indiana Dollars for Scholars and on the Scholarship America Board as vice chair before joining the organization as President & CEO.