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Chuck Bean

Board Member

As executive director of COG, he was responsible for COG’s several boards and committees and guided high-level initiatives (attracting Amazon HQ2, dedicated funding for Metrorail) for the region, including unified planning priorities for 2030 (“Region United”) related to equity, transportation, housing, and climate. 

Prior to COG, Chuck served as CEO of the Nonprofit Roundtable of Greater Washington for 10 years.  Other positions: Director of the Community Capacity Fund (a 9/11-related recovery fund), Deputy Director of the EZ/EC Foundation Consortium (a group of national foundations that supported the Empowerment Zone/Enterprise Community initiative), and the Eureka Fellowship Program (a leadership program for executive directors of nonprofit organizations).

Chuck has a BA from Macalester College in St. Paul, MN and an MPP from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.

Chuck Bean
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