Don Howard CEO The James Irvine Foundation

Don Howard

Position: The James Irvine Foundation

Don is President and CEO of The James Irvine Foundation, a private philanthropy focused on ensuring that all low-income California workers have the power to advance economically. He serves on the Public Policy Institute of California’s Leadership Council, the California Community Colleges’ Chancellor’s External Leadership Advisory Council, the Partnership for Public Service’s Partnership West Advisory Council, and the California Policy Lab Advisory Board. Prior to Irvine, Don was a partner at The Bridgespan Group, helping nonprofits and foundation leaders improve their strategies and operations. Earlier in his career, he advised corporations while at Booz Allen& Hamilton. Don earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering and M.B.A. from Stanford University.