Pratt Norton Wiley is the President & CEO of The Partnership, Inc., New England’s premier organization dedicated to enhancing the competitiveness of the region by attracting, developing, retaining and convening multicultural professionals. During its three-decade history, The Partnership has collaborated with 500 corporations who have sponsored 4,668 multicultural executives and professionals in the organization’s innovative leadership development programming.
Pratt is a leader and strategic planner in fields ranging from law, politics, non-profit management and business management. Previously, Pratt served as the National Director of Voter Expansion for the Democratic National Committee, where he was responsible for designing and executing the DNC’s program to ensure that every eligible voter was able to register and vote, and that every vote was accurately counted, from 2013 to 2017. The Voter Expansion program served the political arm to President Barack Obama by supporting Democratic candidates, campaigns, state parties and progressive organizations in all 50 states through the development of tools, resources, and networks dedicated to advancing voting rights. The Voter Expansion program also closely advised the various 2016 Democratic presidential candidates on voting rights matters and supported Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign on the same.
Previously, Pratt served as the National Regional Voter Protection Coordinator for Obama for America in 2012, helping build and manage the voting protection programs for the President’s re- election in battleground states including Ohio, Michigan, Virginia, Pennsylvania and New Hampshire. Prior to joining President Obama’s campaign, Pratt was a corporate attorney at Nutter, McClennen & Fish LLP in Boston, representing a wide range of public and private sector clients in mergers and acquisitions, venture finance, and tax-exempt bond issuances.
Prior to law school, Pratt was a senior administrator at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA, where he served as the special assistant to the senior vice president for Administration & Finance, responsible for all non-academic student-facing services. He also worked at the international internet consulting group, Zentropy Partners, in the firm’s sales and marketing group.
Pratt is extensively involved in civic and charitable activities. He was elected as a Council member of the Boston Bar Association and a member of the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association. He is also involved in many civic and charitable organizations supporting education and civic life throughout Massachusetts. Pratt received his bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University in Washington, DC and his JD from Boston College Law School in Boston, Massachusetts.