Charmion N. Kinder serves the Peace Corps as Director of the Office of Communications. Bringing with her over two decades of experience in crafting influential campaigns that forge shifts for emerging changemakers, Charmion’s lifelong devotion has been to promote transformational change for the next generation of global leadership.
Under her direction, the Peace Corps unveiled its groundbreaking Bold Invitation initiative, aimed at fortifying the Peace Corps Volunteer base, and amplifying the importance of inclusion and belonging across the global community. The campaign, celebrated for its authenticity and impact, drove a surge of more than three million visits to the peacecorps.gov/bold website and set a compelling precedent for multimedia innovation coming from a U.S.-based international development agency.
Prior to serving the Peace Corps as a Biden-Harris Administration Presidential Appointee, Charmion held the esteemed position of White House press aide to First Lady Michelle Obama. From 2009-2013, during her service to the Obama-Biden Administration, Charmion also served as Assistant Press Secretary at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and Special Assistant at the U.S. Commerce Department.
Beyond the corridors of government, Charmion’s influence has extended to providing strategic social impact counsel to organizations, including Global Citizen, Ad Council, The Walt Disney Company, Discovery Education, Edelman, SEIU, Values Partnerships, and more.
Charmion’s work as a change agent began after graduating from Howard University’s School of Communications and Harvard Business School’s CSR Executive Education Program, where her efforts to inspire 21st-century ingenuity have since encouraged civic engagement, global responsibility, and inclusion and belonging, for the purposes of building a better world.