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Brad Whitehead

The Fund for Our Economic Future
Cleveland, OH
In his role as president of the Fund for Our Economic Future, Brad Whitehead directs staff activities and facilitates member engagement in accomplishing the Fund's mission to advance economic growth and equitable access to opportunity for the people of Northeast Ohio. Brad worked with others to establish the Fund in 2004 while a senior fellow at The Cleveland Foundation.

Prior to his role as senior fellow, Brad was a senior partner at McKinsey & Company, where he worked for 20 years. His global client work spanned a broad range of corporate strategy, operations, and organizational issues, but his major area of focus was in growth and new business building. He graduated with honors in economics from Harvard College and received an M.P.A. from the Kennedy School.

Brad is a founder of CMSD Rows, which promotes rowing to urban school students. He also serves on the boards of DigitalC, the Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Council, BioEnterprise, TeamNEO, and JumpStart as well as the visiting committees of Cleveland State University's College of Urban Affairs and Cuyahoga Community College. Brad and his wife Amy have four children. An avid rower, competing both around the U.S. and internationally, he is often found at dawn plying the Cuyahoga River.