Who is Wendy Sherman?

Wendy Ruth Sherman is an American professor, social worker, and diplomat. She is a leading professor and director of the Center for Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School. In addition, she is also a senior counselor at Albright Stonebridge Group. She also serves as a senior fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. Previously, Wendy Sherman served as the first female U.S. undersecretary of state for political affairs. She actively lead the U.S. team in nuclear negotiations with Iran.

Wendy Sherman Personal Details
Full NameWendy Ruth Sherman
Nick NameWendy
Date of BirthJune 7, 1949
Age 71 years old
Birth PlaceBaltimore, Maryland
Political PartyDemocratic
EducationSmith CollegeBoston University (BA)University of Maryland, Baltimore (MSW)
ProfessionProfessor, Diplomat
Father Malcolm Sherman
Marital Status Married
SpouseBruce Stokes
Children One
Social Media Twitter
Net Worth$3 Million to $5 Million
Wendy Sherman Age, Birthday

Wendy Sherman was born on June 7, 1949, in Baltimore, Maryland. She is seventy-one years old as of November 2020. She celebrates her birthday on the 7th of June, each year.

Wendy Sherman Physical Status

Eye Color: Brown

Hair Color: White

Body Build: Slim

Wendy Sherman Family

Wendy Sherman was born to a Jewish family and grew up in Pikesville, Maryland. Her father, Malcolm Sherman was a Marine. Information about her mother is not revealed yet.

Wendy Sherman Education

Wendy Sherman attended Pikesville High School. From 1967 to 1969, she attended Smith College. She also graduated from Boston University in 1971, majoring in sociology and urban studies. She earned a master’s degree in social work from the University of Maryland in 1976.

Wendy  Sherman Career

Wendy Sherman began her career as a social worker helping battered women and urban poor people. Likewise, she also worked as a social activist for Geno Baroni and Arthur Naparastek on low-income housing issues. 

Additionally, Wendy Sherman has worked with government and non-profit organizations, She directed Campaign’s 88 for the Democratic National Committee. During the campaign, she controlled the field and political operations, communications, constituency operations, coordination with all federal, congressional relations, and local campaigns during the 1988 general election.

Wendy Sherman served as a Vice-Chair of Albright Stonebridge Group. She also worked as CEO and President of the Fannie Mae Foundation. On September 21, 2011, she was selected as the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs. She was an advisor to Hillary Clinton during the 2008 presidential campaign. She also served as an agency review lead for Thomas Donilon in the Obama presidential transition.

Wendy Sherman served as the Clinton administration’s policy coordinator for North Korea. She recommended the U.S. could deal with North Korea through diplomacy, through the New York Times in 2001.

Wendy Sherman became the CEO and founding President of the Fammie Mae Foundation, an organization aiming to promote homeownership and mortgages, in April 1996. She also served as a member of the operating committee of Fannie Mae.

Wendy Sherman Husband, Children

Wendy Sherman married Bruce Stokes. Stokes is a former journalist and director at Pew Research Center. They first met in 1978 during a discussion about low-income housing. They have one child, a daughter. 

Wendy Sherman Net Worth

Wendy Sherman’s net worth is estimated to be around $3 Million to $5 Million as of 2020. She makes a huge income from her successful career as a professor, senior counselor, and director.

Wendy Sherman Books

Wendy Sherman published a book titled, ‘ Not for the Faint of Heart: Lessons in Courage, Power and Persistence’ on September 4, 2018.

Wendy Sherman Social Media Accounts

Twitter: @wendyrsherman

Followers: 49.2k

Other Facts:
  • In 2015, Wendy Sherman was declared as one of “The Forward 50”.
  • Wendy Sherman is a member of the Board of Directors of the Atlantic Council. 
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