In his role as president of the Fund, Brad Whitehead oversees staff activities and facilitates member engagement in accomplishing the Fund's mission.

Brad worked with others to establish the Fund in 2004 while a Senior Fellow at The Cleveland Foundation. As those who work with him can attest, Brad is a recovering consultant. Prior to his “one year leave” to serve as Senior Fellow, Brad was a senior partner at McKinsey & Company, where he worked for 20 years. He worked throughout North America and Europe on a broad range of business management and public policy issues. He co-founded the Firm’s North American Environment Practice and was a global leader of its Growth & Business Building practice. He graduated with honors in economics from Harvard College and received an M.P.A. from the Kennedy School.