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Bruce McNamer

President, The Builders Initiative

Chicago, IL

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Bruce McNamer Bruce McNamer is the President of The Builders Initiative © S2G Ventures


Bruce McNamer is the President of The Builders Initiative (BI), a family foundation dedicated to social and environmental change in pursuit of a humane and healthy planet.

Prior to joining BI, Bruce was President and CEO of Greater Washington Community Foundation in Washington DC; Head of Global Philanthropy for the JPMorgan Chase Foundation, and the President and CEO of TechnoServe, a nonprofit organization that works with people in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses and industries. Before joining TechnoServe, Bruce was a senior executive/founder in technology start‑ups, an investment banker at Morgan Stanley and a management consultant at McKinsey & Company. Bruce was also a White House Fellow at the National Economic Council and a Peace Corps Volunteer in Paraguay. Bruce serves on the Board for several international nonprofits, including PATH and the MasterCard Foundation. He has an AB from Harvard and a JD/MBA from Stanford. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a Montana native.

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