Paige Ennis joined the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) as Chief of Strategic Engagement in July 2022.

She comes to GMF after 10 years at the Atlantic Council, where she most recently served as strategic advisor to the CEO and the Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center. She was executive vice president of the Atlantic Council from 2012 to 2017, managing all external relations activities including global events, communications, and development, and has been a leadership, communications, and public-speaking consultant at KNP Communications since 2017.

Prior to joining the Atlantic Council, Ennis spent a decade at Harvard Kennedy School, where she was director of marketing for executive education and then senior director of alumni relations and the school’s annual fund. During the last round of NATO enlargement, she worked with a DC-based consultancy specializing in diplomacy to help create and produce summits in Eastern Europe on behalf of governments of NATO-aspirant countries Bulgaria, Romania, and Latvia. Early in her career, Ennis held leadership positions in global sports, including at Nike, US World Cup, US Figure Skating and World Figure Skating Championships, and the Atlanta Olympic Games. She served in the White House on the political advance team for President Bill Clinton.

Ennis is a graduate of Harvard Kennedy School and the University of Massachusetts.