By Scott Suttell, Crain’s Cleveland Business
The Fund for Our Economic Future is about to head into the future with a new president.
On Wednesday morning, Nov. 20, the funder alliance announced that Brad Whitehead, 59, plans to step down as president, a position he has held since the Fund’s inception in 2004. Whitehead said in a news release that he made the decision to make room for the next generation of leadership.
“This was not an easy decision for me; I love what I do and I love this community,” Whitehead said in a statement. “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.”
The Fund said in its release that a “careful succession planning process is nearing completion,” and that it’s expected to announce the selection of the next president by early 2020.
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