Erin Connor

Public Benefit Investment Manager

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Erin Connor manages Cisco’s Critical Human Needs funding portfolio, which provides cash and product grants to nonprofits leveraging technology to increase access to food, water, shelter and disaster relief for vulnerable populations. Erin is also responsible for coordinating Cisco’s overall response to the refugee crisis. Prior to joining Cisco, Erin spent more than 10 years in the nonprofit sector, managing post-disaster, financial inclusion and technology-for-development programs in Asia and East Africa. From 2011 to 2014, Erin was based in Nairobi, Kenya, where she served as country manager for Grameen Foundation. Erin has a B.A. in Chinese studies from the University of Michigan, and an M.A. in international development from American University.



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