Connie Collingsworth joined the Gates Foundation "as general counsel in 2002. Prior, she was a partner at the law firm Preston Gates & Ellis, LLP and was co-chair of Social Venture Partners, a Seattle-based nonprofit organization that focuses on social and environmental issues.
"Collingsworth also has served as co-founder, past president and board member for the French American School of Puget Sound. She is currently an advisory board member of Attenex Corporation. She also is a member of the International Program Advisory Committee for Independent Sector and sits on the selection committee for the William H. Gates Public Service Law Scholarship Program.
"Collingsworth received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Andrews University, a Juris Doctorate from the University of Nebraska, and a Master of Laws degree in international business legal studies from the University of Exeter, England."