William Browning



Chief Strategy & Transformation Officer

United Way Worldwide


William Browning serves as Chief Strategy & Transformation Officer for United Way Worldwide. He is responsible for driving the business model transformation for the United Way ecosystem. In this capacity, he leads Digital Services – including the implementation of the Salesforce Philanthropy Cloud product.

Browning was most recently the Chief Strategy Officer for Mile High United Way, where he provided leadership for development, marketing, and evaluation. Prior to joining United Way, Browning founded Rebound Solutions, which focused on delivery of professional services for government, nonprofit and commercial clients. Through his work with Rebound, he led strategic statewide programs in early childhood education, public safety, K-12 education, medical and recreational marijuana, healthcare, nonprofit management and governance, and human services.

Browning has a wide range of expertise in delivering large-scale private and public-sector engagements including multi-million dollar statewide and national level programs. Over the course of his career, he has supported over 150 organizations with strategic planning, conflict resolution, and generative governance and including more than 100 nonprofit organizations improve their brand and performance.

Browning has a Master’s degree in Coaching and Consulting for Change from HEC/Oxford University, and a BA in English from the University of New Mexico. He completed the exclusive University of Oxford Strategic Leadership Program in May 2016 and the Corporate Social Responsibility Executive Program through University of Colorado at Denver. As a three-time graduate of Colorado Outward Bound School, he believes in being of service to the community. Browning has served as Board president for both KIPP Colorado Schools and Hunger Free Colorado. He is married to Hilary Gustave and they have a young daughter, Madeleine, and a great dog named Magnus.

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