Steve Gunderson is President and CEO of the Council on Foundations, a Washington, DC-based nonprofit membership association of approximately 2,000 grantmaking foundations and corporations. After serving three terms in the Wisconsin State Legislature, Gunderson served 16 years in the U.S. Congress and was a recognized leader on agriculture, education, employment policy, health care and human rights issues.
Following his career in public service, he was named the senior consultant and managing director of the Washington office of The Greystone Group, a strategic management and communications consulting firm. The lead author of The Jobs Revolution: Changing How America Works, Gunderson is recognized for his insight and analysis on the national political issues of the day, and has lectured widely from Harvard University to The Brookings Institution. A graduate from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, Gunderson today lives in Alexandria, Virginia, with his partner Jonathan Stevens.