Gary Cunningham

President & CEO

Gary L. Cunningham is a dynamic executive with a history of innovation and transformational leadership. Gary has received recognition for his achievements in the areas of economic justice, housing, healthcare, and philanthropy. 

Gary joined Prosperity Now in August 2019 as President and CEO. Prior to joining Prosperity Now, Gary provided strategic leadership to multiple national, regional and local organizations. His most recent roles include his position as president and CEO at Metropolitan Economic Development Association (MEDA); vice president and chief program officer at Northwest Area Foundation; and president and CEO at NorthPoint Health and Wellness Center. Gary is a thought leader whose ideas have been published in multiple reports throughout the field. He has also held leadership roles within the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority, and the City of Minneapolis.

Gary earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in public policy from Metropolitan State University; and his Master of Public Administration from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.