Elizabeth Bintliff – VP of Africa Programs, Heifer Project International

Elizabeth Bintliff is the Vice President of Africa Programs at Heifer Project International, where she has worked since 2000. From her base in Little Rock, Arkansas she leads programmatic aspects of Heifer’s work in Africa, managing a portfolio of agriculture-based projects in 12 countries.

Born and raised in Cameroon, Elizabeth earned a Bachelor’s Degree in International Affairs from Kennesaw State University in Georgia, and has a Masters in African Studies from Yale University. She studied Swahili as a Fulbright Scholar in Zanzibar and worked with GlobaLearn International in South Africa, Kenya and Tanzania. She started her career at the Carter Presidential Center in Atlanta, GA.

Elizabeth is committed to development, especially in Africa, where she believes that giving three things to women – a choice, a voice and an opportunity- is key to changing the trajectory of development on the continent. Her commitment to fighting poverty and elevating the role of women is testament not just in her work, but in her role at the Arkansas Food bank and the Women’s Foundation of Arkansas, where she serves on the Board of Directors.

Elizabeth holds a Master’s Certificate in Non-Profit Management from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and is a graduate of Leadership Arkansas; a program of the Arkansas Chamber of Commerce.

Elizabeth has represented Heifer International on several local and national media appearances including ABC’s World News Tonight in 2008 and The Colbert Report in 2009. In 2010 she was selected as “40 Under 40” by the Arkansas Business Chronicle. She was the 2011 Chair of Power of the Purse, a program of the Women’s Foundation of Arkansas, which promotes women in philanthropy and the empowerment of young girls. Elizabeth received the “Crowning Achievers’ award by the NW Arkansas Chapter of Alpha kappa Alpha in 2011. She is also a member of the Arkansas Women’s Leadership Forum, a network of female executives.

Elizabeth is married to Jason Bintliff and is the mother of two girls: Indira and Abira.

Please visit www.heifer.org  to support  the work Elizabeth and Heifer Project International are doing to end hunger and poverty around the world.

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