Julia Stasch is the President of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Formerly, as Vice President of U.S. Programs, she was responsible for US grantmaking.
Prior to joining the Foundation, she worked for the City of Chicago, first as Commissioner of the city’s Department of Housing and then as Chief of Staff to Mayor Richard M. Daley. As Commissioner she led a process resulting in the city’s commitment to a $1.3 billion five-year plan for affordable housing. As Chief of Staff, one of her significant accomplishments was the design and negotiation of the $1.5 billion plan for transformation of public housing in Chicago. Read more at macfound.org.