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Kim Syman is a Managing Partner at New Profit where she leads efforts to combine the power of New Profit's network with learning about how social innovations grow. For nearly a decade, she has driven New Profit's field leadership strategies, focusing on changing the ways social entrepreneurs come together with philanthropists, government, business, the media and citizens to transform how we solve social problems. Kim also co-leads the development of New Profit's Early Childhood domain. A member of the founding idea team that helped design New Profit, she has led and managed portfolio relationships and held portfolio board seats; served on the development team; created New Profit's annual Gathering of Leaders; and built New Profit's policy arm, which played a pivotal role in the creation of the Social Innovation Fund authorized in the 2009 Kennedy Serve America Act. Before joining New Profit, Kim served as Executive Director of the Green Mountain Horse Association in Vermont, and played many roles at City Year Inc., where she helped to create the strategy and generate resources to grow the organization across the country and served as a senior assistant to one of City Year's co-founders. Syman also worked for several years in television news and documentary production. After interning at the MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour, she served on the production team for MacNeil/Lehrer Productions' Emmy award-winning series on American healthcare. Kim received her undergraduate degree from U.C. Berkeley and studied social anthropology at Oxford University.