He also serves as an advisor to World Business Chicago
, the City of Chicago’s economic development agency, on its workforce development strategy in an effort to align the work of economic and workforce development. His work has united a wide variety of stakeholders to address and support employer demand, workers’ rights and realities, educational systems and public policy to better serve all. Before joining the Funder Alliance, Adrian worked for Enlace Chicago
on community and economic development issues. He also has served as a board member of the Woodstock Institute and as a member of the City of Chicago’s Community Development Advisory Council. Adrian holds a bachelor’s degree in Social Science from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree in Urban Planning & Policy from the University of Illinois at Chicago.