Mollie Foust joined Afton Partners in 2022 with 15+ years of experience in systems change, implementation, policy, and strategy. She most recently worked as Senior Counselor to the Deputy Governors for the Illinois Governor’s Office, advancing work in education, criminal justice, equity, and cannabis legalization. Prior to state government, Mollie managed national teams on government innovations, procurement reform, and outcomes-based-financing strategies for the Harvard Government Performance Lab. She also led research teams in South Sudan, Kenya, and Ghana for the World Bank Group, International Budget Partnership, and London School of Economics. Mollie began her career as a social entrepreneur, developing the Flower City Soccer League in Rochester, NY. Mollie holds a BA in Anthropology and BA in History from the University of Rochester and an MPA in Public Management and Budgeting from the London School of Economics.