Kyle Peterson

Kyle Peterson

Executive Director, Walton Family Foundation

Kyle leads all Walton Family Foundation operations and, with the board of directors, guides program strategy and grantmaking of more than $300 million annually. He has more than 25 years of social sector experience leading initiatives related to education, workforce development, domestic and global health, economic development and the environment. Kyle has advised leading private and public funders and corporate philanthropies including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, USAID, Eli Lilly & Company and GE.

As a thought leader on the future of international NGOs, Kyle has worked directly with such organizations as Save the Children, Mercy Corps, and TechnoServe. He has held strategy and leadership positions with FSG and the Monitor Group and served as a country director in Zimbabwe and Rwanda for Population Services International.

A former Peace Corps Volunteer in Sierra Leone, Kyle holds an MBA and MPA from the University of Texas, McCombs School of Business and Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, and a B.A. in international studies from American University.