David Newsome is a special assistant to the president at The Kresge Foundation. He supports the Executive Office on both internal and external strategic initiatives. He joined the foundation in 2017.
Previously, David held positions with McKinsey & Co., the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics in Boston, Massachusetts, and the Congress for New Urbanism-New England.
A native of Virginia, he earned a bachelor’s degree in linguistics with a minor in urban studies at the University of Virginia and a master’s degree in business administration from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management. He is completing a master’s degree in city planning at MIT.