Prior to joining PON in 2001, James Kerwin was the director of business development at HNW, Inc., a marketing company that provides consulting services to financial service firms such as Citibank and Merrill Lynch. In addition to his expertise in the areas of negotiation and financial marketing, James has extensive experience in the non-profit sector. He was operations manager at Givenation.com. Before that he joined Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift Fund as a member of the start-up team to launch this new venture, which became the nation's second largest public charity in just five years. James is an accomplished public speaker and has worked as a broadcast reporter, radio anchor, producer, and presenter at a variety colleges and conferences. James holds a B.A. in international relations from Brown University, where he also spent a year at the American University in Cairo studying Arabic and Middle Eastern politics.