Samantha Peddicord is the Community Outreach Manager at the Foundation Center Midwest. She recently joined the Foundation Center after operating a consulting group that worked with a variety of clients including universities, private and nonprofit organizations and the City of Cleveland. Before consulting, she served as chief of staff for Cleveland City Council and as a family liaison for the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. She is an involved community member and serves as the Vice Chair of a Global Ambassadors Language Academy (GALA) a Spanish and Mandarin immersion school, a member of Global Shapers and, a former member of the Refugee Services Collaborative. She holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Akron, an M.A. from John Carroll University.