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Gary Cunningham

President and CEO
For more than 20 years, Gary L. Cunningham has served as the top leader of philanthropic, health care, public policy, and educational organizations. Gary joined Meda as President and CEO in August 2014. Meda’s proven market-based solutions address racial economic inequities by fostering minority business development in Minnesota.

Prior to joining Meda, Gary served as Vice President and Chief Program Officer for the Northwest Area Foundation and as the President and CEO for NorthPoint Health and Wellness Center in Minneapolis.

Gary serves on multiple boards, including the Association of Black Foundation Executives as Board Chair. Gary has been recognized for his commitment to civil rights, education and public policy.

Gary has a bachelor's degree in Public Policy from Metropolitan State University and earned a master's degree in Public Administration from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government as a Bush Leadership Fellow.