As part of its leadership team, Prunty helps to shape and drive Blue Meridian’s business as it evolves. She explores new investment opportunities, leads due diligence on potential Blue Meridian grantees, and manages relationships with grantees.
Previously Prunty helped develop and launch the Hamilton Project, an economic policy project at the Brookings Institution promoting broad-based economic growth. She was the project’s Associate Director from 2005 to 2010 and subsequently a senior adviser to its leadership and member of the Advisory Council. She also served as a senior adviser to former U.S. Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin on public policy, political and media issues from 2000 to 2016, working in the areas of economic security, climate change and criminal justice.
From 1993 through 1995, Prunty worked in the Clinton White House as Associate Director of Research & Strategic Planning. Prunty is a veteran of the 1992 Clinton campaign, from the New Hampshire primary through the “War Room” in Little Rock to policy work for the President-elect’s Economic Conference. After leaving the White House, she directed the Children & the Media Program at Children Now, a national children’s advocacy organization. She started her career as a financial analyst in international corporate finance at Smith Barney.
Prunty earned a BS in International Economics from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and an MBA from Columbia Business School, where she was awarded a Bronfman Fellowship.
Prunty has a long-standing commitment to children’s issues, with a particular focus on community service and disadvantaged youth. She helped found a community service initiative to promote family volunteering, served as a Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for kids in San Francisco’s child welfare system, and her family currently serves as a foster family.