As Chief Operating Officer, Ken is responsible for all aspects of the finance, accounting, tax, audit, information technology, grants management, administrative services, core services and facilities functions for the Foundation. He also serves as the Chief Equity Officer for the Foundation. In addition, Ken implements and evaluates the Foundation’s financial objectives and performance to support MacArthur’s priorities and programs.
Prior to joining MacArthur, Ken was the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for the Annie E. Casey Foundation. In this role, he oversaw the finance, grants management, business technology and facilities & operations functions as well as the disaster recovery & relief process for the foundation. He traveled extensively in Africa and Southeast Asia as CFO for Danya International, a public health and education organization and Jhpiego, a nonprofit international health affiliate of Johns Hopkins University. Ken held previously corporate finance positions at the Ford Motor Company, the Pfizer Corporation and the Prudential.
Ken received his Master of Business Administration degree from the MIT Sloan School of Management, a master’s degree in economics from the University at Buffalo and a bachelor’s degree from Boston University.
Ken serves on the boards of the Mission Investors Exchange, the Thurgood Marshall Academy, the Public Justice Center, the Joint Center, the Southern Education Foundation, the Center for Urban Families, the Steve Fund, Collegian Directions and Corus.
He is a Who’s Who Black Baltimore recipient, Arthur Vining Davis Fellow for the Aspen Ideas Festival, Presidential Scholar at Concordia College – New York, Smart CEO Magazine Executive Management Award recipient, DCA Live Star CFO awardee, Leadership Greater Chicago Daniel Burnham Fellow and ABFE James Joseph Lecturer. Ken was in the 2nd cohort of the Council of Foundations’ Career Pathways Program.