The skills of amrican workforce

Commission & Staff


Steve Gunderson

President and Chief Executive Officer, Council on Foundations

Steve Gunderson is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Council on Foundations, an association of more than 2,000 grantmaking foundations and corporations. Prior to joining the Council, Mr. Gunderson served as the Senior Consultant and the Managing Director of the Washington office of The Greystone Group, a strategic management and communications consulting firm. Mr. Gunderson served for sixteen years in the U.S. Congress, and three terms in the Wisconsin State Legislature. During his tenure, Gunderson was a recognized leader on agriculture, education, employment policy, health care and human rights issues in the U.S. Congress. Gunderson’s career also included leadership roles on AIDS policy, modernization of our nation’s employment policy, lifelong learning, community learning centers, and job training policies for a global high-tech economy. Recently, he served as the leading author of the book The Jobs Revolution: Changing How America Works.