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Mike Ball

Executive Assistant, Strategy and Programs


Areas of Expertise: executive level support, customer service, strategic planning

“Being an involved parent and volunteering at an inner-city school has allowed me to become a voice of education change for not only my children, but all the children at their school who don’t have a voice.   Realizing KnowledgeWorks is doing the same – but for so many more children – that’s why I chose to work here.”

In his role as the Executive Assistant to Strategy and Programs for KnowledgeWorks, Mike Ball supports several members of the KnowledgeWorks executive leadership team. This includes calendar management, meeting setup, travel arrangements and correspondence for the team leaders. Mike also assist with scheduling convenings and events; preparing and distributing meeting materials; managing stakeholder groups; and reviewing white papers, policy briefs and correspondence.

Prior to joining KnowledgeWorks, Mike worked with the University of Cincinnati Foundation as a Program Director where he oversaw the facilitation of gift agreements for the entire organization, provides strategic support for the development team and oversaw the annual goal setting process for the development team. Prior to tat position, he serviced as the Executive Assistant to the vice president of development for that organization, taking on project management, arranging travel, preparing correspondence and presentations and more. He also worked at Proctor and Gamble, supporting various teams throughout the organization and leading activities such as onboarding, office management and intern and co-op recruitment and management.

Mike currently volunteers at Covington Independent Public Schools and serves on the School-Based Decision Making Council for Holmes Middle School as a parent representative. He earned his Bachelor of Science from Northern Kentucky University.