CEO and President
Penny Young Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America (CWA), is a recognized national authority on cultural, children’s, and women’s issues. As the CEO and President of the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization, Nance oversees more than 500,000 participating CWA members across the country, over 400 Prayer/Action Chapters and Influencers, over 130 Young Women for America (YWA) Presidents or Ambassadors, and 600 trained leaders, and is also the president of Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee (CWALAC), serving as the principal spokesperson for both entities.
Named as one of the top four most powerful pro-life female voices by the Christian Post and by Newsmax as one of the 100 most influential evangelicals in America, Nance stands as a leader on the issue of pro-life messaging and policy. She is a weekly political commentator and a popular speaker at national events. Nance appears on all major television networks –– ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX News, C-SPAN, MSNBC, and CNN –– as a commentator on contemporary events and as an expert on domestic issues. She has been featured in numerous publications, including the New York Times, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post.
Nance served on President Trump’s Life Advisory Council and was blessed to frequent the White House in that role and others speaking as a modern-day Esther to both the President, Vice-President, and key staff as the voice of Christian conservative women of faith around this nation.
Prior to CWA, Nance served as President of Nance and Associates and as Special Advisor for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), where she advised the Chairman and the Commissioners on media and social issues. In this capacity, she served as a liaison and provided outreach to Congress, public interest groups, and industry leaders. Mrs. Nance’s key responsibilities centered on the protection of children, including broadcast indecency and the media task force on childhood obesity.
Before joining the FCC, Mrs. Nance was Founder and President of the Kids First Coalition, a non-profit organization focused on educating Capitol Hill, the media, and the public on a variety of issues related to children.
Prior to founding Kids First Coalition, Mrs. Nance worked for five years as Legislative Director for Concerned Women for America. She has also consulted for other non-profit organizations, including Prison Fellowship Ministries, the Center for Reclaiming America, and the Christian Music Industry. She began her career on the Capitol Hill Staff of Congressman Pat Swindall (R-Georgia).
Mrs. Nance is the wife of Will Nance and the mother of two children. She is a graduate of Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, where she currently serves on the Board of Trustees.