Public Knowledge Welcomes New Member to Board of Directors

New Board of Directors member, Brian Vo, brings mission-driven investing and finance expertise to support the public interest.

Public Knowledge is proud to announce a new member has joined its Board of Directors. Brian Vo will join nine other board members to provide Public Knowledge with strategic counsel and leadership.

Brian Vo, Chief Investment Officer at Connect Humanity, leads the organization’s investment efforts to structure the right type of financing solution that meets the needs of organizations advancing digital equity. He previously served as the Vice President of Social Investment and Innovative Finance at Pact, Inc., a global development NGO. Prior to Pact, Mr. Vo was a director at Quantified Ventures, where he designed outcomes-based transactions for nonprofit and for-profit social enterprises. With McKinsey & Company’s Strategy/Corporate Finance and Public/Social Sector Practices, Mr. Vo advised clients on a range of topics including economic development, growth strategies, capital allocation, operational turnarounds, and transaction structuring.

The following can be attributed to Virginia Lam Abrams, Chair of the Public Knowledge Board of Directors and Executive Vice President at Starry:

“We’re thrilled to welcome Brian Vo as our newest Public Knowledge Board member. Brian’s deep expertise in finance and mission-driven investing will further strengthen our Board capabilities as we continue to support the long-term growth and success of the organization. Today, the Public Knowledge Board is comprised of outstanding individuals that represent a wide array of professional experiences across technology, government, and business. I’m proud of the strength and diversity of our Board and look forward to Brian’s contributions in the coming years.”

The following can be attributed to Chris Lewis, President and CEO of Public Knowledge:

“I am excited that our Board of Directors has chosen to add Brian to the Board and that he has chosen to serve the public interest in this way. Brian brings unique skills and perspectives to our Board with his experience in growing investment in social action. He also has a dedication to issues at the center of our work, especially on closing the digital divide. Brian joins a dedicated team of Directors who continue to steward Public Knowledge’s growth as a leader in tech policy and the public interest – and I continue to be grateful for their commitment and leadership.”

You may view our team page for more information on all members of our Board of Directors.

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