Erin Lewellen

As CEO of Global Citizen Year, Erin executes the organization’s vision to address our leadership crisis by changing the composition, operating system, and impact of our next generation leaders. Erin has invested deeply in developing the culture at Global Citizen Year, with an emphasis on equity and inclusion, leading Global Citizen Year to be named #1 in Outside Magazine’s best places to work in 2021. Erin’s work has always centered on social justice. As Vice President of School Partnerships at Revolution Foods she championed bringing healthy lunches to underserved communities, and led the expansion from $500,000 to $80 Million in revenue. She served for nine years as Board Chair for Oakland Leaf, a nonprofit dedicated to empowering Oakland youth in their search for social justice, and is on the Advisory Board for Rising Sun Center for Opportunity. Erin’s leadership style is rooted in a strong belief in human potential, a sense of humor (even in tense moments), and the power of ambitious goals. A coach at heart both in and out of the workplace, Erin has served as the Head Varsity Coach of the girls’ basketball team at Emery High School for the last 20 years. Erin lives with her wife Amy in Oakland, CA.