Elyse Wallnutt

Senior Director, Marketing, Digital Advertising, and Brand

World Food Program USA

Elyse is the Senior Director of Marketing, Digital Advertising, and Brand for World Food Program USA.

Elyse has spent her 15+ year career crafting and leading campaigns to achieve cross-organizational policy, fundraising, and advocacy goals in pursuit of measurable growth and social good. Elyse comes to WFP-USA directly from the Center for American Progress, where she was Director of Strategy, working across 20+ policy teams to build branded and coalition-backed engagement and awareness campaigns to mobilize constituents in support of progressive ideals.

Prior to CAP, Elyse led teams for nonprofit organizations both large and small — including Amnesty International, Heifer International, Feeding America, UNICEF USA, and Denver Rescue Mission — in both client-side and agency settings. Notably, Elyse built The Nature Conservancy’s digital donor acquisition program from the ground up, leading a team to employ paid media, native advertising, content marketing, and email tactics to reach the organization’s robust growth goals.

Elyse holds a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from Colorado State University.