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Carrie Welch

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Carrie Welch was appointed to The New York Public Library's newly created role of Chief External Relations Officer in September 2014, overseeing the Development, Communications and Marketing, Revenue and Alliances, and Public Programs departments.

Welch came to the Library from the International Rescue Committee (IRC), where, as the first Senior Vice President for External Relations, she transformed IRC’s funding model, increasing annual revenue by about 200 percent. She also vastly grew the audience for IRC’s work and built a leading and innovative digital presence. She was instrumental in reinvigorating this important institution and its brand.

Prior to her time at IRC, Welch served as the first Executive Vice President of Global Communications at Lowe and Partners, in charge of internal and external relations. She was also Vice President for Communications at Time Inc. where she helped launch CNNMoney.com and several of their branded conferences, including co-chairing FORTUNE’s Most Powerful Women Summit. Welch had a long and varied career at Time, Inc., primarily at TIME and TIME International. She spent several years living in Europe and Asia and travelled extensively.

Welch serves on the board of the Women’s Refugee Commission and Stranger’s Guide. She graduated magna cum laude with a BFA from New York University.