Bob Giloth, Ph.D.

Vice President, Center for Community and Economic Opportunity, Annie E Casey Foundation

Robert Giloth is Vice President, Center for Community and Economic Opportunity at the Annie E Casey Foundation, a private philanthropy dedicated to helping build better futures for disadvantaged children in the United States. Bob is responsible for planning and integrating economic opportunity and place-based investments, including the foundation’s workforce development agenda.

Prior to joining the Foundation in December 1993, Bob managed community development corporations in Baltimore and Chicago and was Deputy Commissioner of Economic Development under Mayor Harold Washington.

Bob has a Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning from Cornell University. He has edited Connecting People to Work; Jobs and Economic Development: Strategies and Practice; Workforce Intermediaries for the Twenty-first Century; Workforce Development Politics: Civic Capacity and Performance; Economic Development in American Cities: The Pursuit of an Equity Agenda; Mistakes to Success: Learning and Adapting When Things Go Wrong; and authored Nonprofit Leadership: Life Lessons from an Enterprising Practitioner.