Rosye Blancas Cloud is a social impact entrepreneur who leads STRATA9, a management consulting practice specializing in transformative solutions for not-for-profit and mission-driven organizations. She is a first-generation Hispanic American and former military spouse spending decades supporting military well-being by managing critical social services on military installations and oversight of national programs. Her work to reduce Veteran suicide, eliminate homelessness, increase employment, and ease the strain of transitions led to multiple informed executive orders and wide-reaching, impactful government policy. She speaks on the importance of ethical leadership, increasing equity, and the need for bold strategies to increase American social and economic mobility. As a senior leader and advocate for College Promise programs, she has worked to expand access to post-secondary education programs across 48 states and Washington, DC.
As a public official, she held multiple leadership and management positions, including leading community services in support of NATO and key assignments with the U.S. Department of Defense, Office of Management and Budget, and the White House National Security and Domestic Policy Councils as the Director of Policy for Veterans, Wounded, and Military Families. She was competitively selected as an Army Senior Fellow and completed the Defense Leadership And Management Program. Cloud holds master's degrees and advanced certificates from the University of Oklahoma, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, MIT-Sloan, Harvard Business School, and the University of Virginia (Darden).