Kaitlyn Blume (Hudgins), Director of Fellow Engagement, serves as the President’s point of contact to the Academy’s nearly 850 Fellows, the nation’s leading public administrators, managers, and scholars. Prior to joining the Academy, Kaitlyn served as the Director of Strategic Partnerships at the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance where she built strategic connections with national nonprofits. She has also served as the Director of Member Services at the National Human Services Assembly overseeing the recruitment, retention and engagement of 80+ national nonprofit members.
Kaitlyn is a graduate of Wake Forest University with a BA in Anthropology, and holds a Master’s in Public Administration from Clemson University. She has been actively engaged and served many roles in several nonprofit organizations including serving as a board member for Flying Scarfs, an organization creating solutions for peace, stability and economic freedom in Afghanistan.