Avary Kent

Founding Executive Director,
Conveners.org

Avary Kent is a serial social entrepreneur with expertise in bringing ideas to life.  She is the founding executive director of Conveners.org building the impact ecosystem through more effective convening, accelerators, and mapping initiatives.  She is a leader in experience design to support her clients in the development of participant focused events integrating human centered design techniques that deliver outstanding feedback and results.

As an on-site facilitator she has worked with politicians, academics, cyber security experts, factory owners and workers, Fortune 100 brands, investors and foundation leaders. She is adept at navigating challenging conversations and supporting groups towards productive dialogue and action.

She has designed and led the Convening17 initiative to identify urgent, important, and actionable next steps to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. She was also the co-founder of ImpactAlpha, The Happiness Institute, and Puzzlebox LLC.

She received a BS in Genetics and Geobotanical Field Ecology from George Washington University and an MBA in Sustainable Enterprise from Dominican University.