By Sam Allard, Scene magazine
Brad Whitehead, president of The Fund for our Economic Future, has announced that he will step down from the alliance he helped create in 2004. In an announcement Wednesday morning, Whitehead said that he made the decision expressly to make room for new leaders.
The 59-year-old will move into an advisory role by March, 2020, after the announcement of the organization’s next president, and will also serve as a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program.
“This was not an easy decision for me; I love what I do and I love this community,” Whitehead said in a statement provided to the media. “But it is absolutely the right time. I believe we are falling short of our potential as a region in part because we are not allowing sufficient space for generational leadership. We will benefit from fresh perspectives, fresh ideas, fresh culture.”
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