Jim Rettew

Jim Rettew

VP of Strategy
  • Sausalito, CA

Jim is a mission-driven intrapreneur, someone with entrepreneurial DNA but who works inside organizations doing good in the world, injecting them with business discipline, right-brain inventiveness, and media savvy to move the needle of social change.  With a master’s degree in public policy, positions as chief officers within the American Red Cross and Minnesota Zoo, and years of building campaign coalitions including in his own race for state legislature, he is adept at both policy and politics, a get-it-done performer and infectious communicator who builds alliances to positive results.

Education + Certifications

MA, Public Policy | Duke University

BA, Political Science and Communication | University of Pennsylvania

White House Presidential Innovation Fellow Finalist (top 3% of applicants) – 2014, 2015

Humphrey School Policy Fellow, University of Minnesota – 2014

Boulder County Community Foundation,  NOVA Award for Best Civic Project Winner – 2004


Put the Love Back in Leadership

Select Projects

FirstMed, Strategic Planning Process, Project Director

City of Santa Rosa, Strategic Planning Process, Project Director


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