Carrie Hutchison, Sr. Director, Marketing and Communications
Carrie brings 15 years of marketing experience to Calvert Foundation, working in various positions in the financial and technology industries. As Sr. Director of Marketing, she leads a broad array of marketing efforts, including strategy, branding, printed materials and direct mail, online communications, public relations, advertising and conferences.
She came to Calvert Foundation from FINRA (formerly NASD), the largest non-governmental regulator for all securities firms operating in the U.S. At FINRA, Carrie worked with a team that delivered new initiatives, such as educational webcasts and compliance technology products. Prior to that, she ran marketing strategy and campaign analysis for MicroMarketing, an agency specializing in life-stage marketing. She has also held positions at technology product and consulting companies, including Overture Technologies in Bethesda, MD and The Adrenaline Group in Washington, DC.
Carrie received her BA in communications from Syracuse University and her MS in strategic marketing from Johns Hopkins University. She lives in Maryland with her daughter and two very yappy dogs.
Where is the most interesting place you have ever been?
The U.S.A! I work with an amazing group of people, many of which have traveled and lived all over the world. My travel experience abroad is far more limited than my coworkers, but I have had the opportunity to see so much of the large and varied landscape we call home. Some of my favorite places include: Cody, WY; Flagstaff, AZ; Chicago, IL; the Grand Canyon; the Delaware Water Gap; and Asheville, NC.
Who is your favorite author?
I love Isabella Allende. She creates characters that are inspirational because of their strengths, but real and likable because of their flaws. Her novels also always weave an element of mysticism, magic, and cultural lore that make them fun.
Describe an opportunity someone gave you that made a big difference in your life.
I received a partial scholarship for my undergraduate education, which allowed me to attend a large private university my family would have struggled to pay for otherwise. This underscored for me the importance of an open door. There are so many people in this world that are never given a chance – or sometimes more importantly, a second chance – to rebuild after trauma, loss, addiction, etc. What I like best about what we do at Calvert Foundation it is that we are all about creating opportunity, both for the wonderful nonprofits we work with and for investors who want to make a difference.