Vicki Malpass is Associate Director, U.S. Programs at Winrock International. She is responsible for supervising and implementing economic development projects focusing specifically on enterprise and entrepreneurial development. She manages a team of Program Officers and Program Associates with projects currently serving a nine-state region. Ms. Malpass also acts as a liaison between program subcontractors and the program office, overseeing budgets, managing subawards, researching and implementing client tracking systems. Malpass has overseen more than $35 million in federal and state funding to date. She has served as Project Director or Budget Director for the Innovate Arkansas program; several USDA Rural Business Enterprise Grants; several Delta Regional Authority projects, including the Delta Innovation Fund; the Arkansas Women’s Business Center; Accelerate Acadiana; Arkansas Innovation Fund; Southern Opportunity and Resilience (SOAR) Fund Technical Assistance Project, and the Readying Small Business for Capital Access project.
Prior to receiving bachelor’s degrees in English and Professional Technical Writing from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Ms. Malpass worked as a Registered Sales Assistant at Morgan Stanley offices in Washington, DC and Little Rock, Arkansas where she performed client service duties for a portfolio of clients with total net assets under management exceeding $100 million.