Officially established as an operating, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the Foundation is governed by a volunteer board of directors chaired by civic leader Martin Nesbitt.

See the rest of our leadership below.


Valerie Jarrett – Chief Executive Officer

David Simas – President

Alfreda Bradley-Coar – Executive Vice President & Chief Legal Officer

Robbin Cohen – Executive Vice President, Obama Presidential Center, Strategy, Technology

Laura Lucas Magnuson – Executive Vice President, Global Programs

Michael Strautmanis – Executive Vice President, Civic Engagement