Seth Green, Founding Director
Seth Green is the founding director of the Baumhart Center, an interdisciplinary center at Loyola University Chicago that prepares leaders to tackle society's most pressing challenges through education, engagement, and research. Seth is also an executive lecturer in Loyola’s Management Department, where he teaches courses on nonprofit leadership, social entrepreneurship, and corporate social responsibility.
Seth joined Loyola after leading three social ventures at the forefront of fighting poverty and expanding opportunity. Most recently, he served as executive director of Youth & Opportunity United (Y.O.U.), a Chicagoland nonprofit that prepares low-income youth for post-secondary and life success. During his tenure, he spearheaded a four-fold expansion of Y.O.U.'s programs and led a $16.4 million fundraising campaign to build a state-of-the-art youth center.
Seth began his career as a consultant at McKinsey and Company, where he worked with private sector clients on strategic planning and change management. A recipient of McKinsey’s Community Fellowship, he spent one year of his time at the firm supporting nonprofit clients, including the Gates Foundation and United Way.
Seth is a sought after speaker and frequent media contributor, having served as a guest on C-SPAN's Washington Journal, CNN, and MSNBC, and having written op-eds for the Christian Science Monitor, Crain's and Fortune Magazine. His work has been featured by hundreds of publications, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Chronicle of Higher Education. For his social innovation leadership, Utne Reader named Seth one of 50 “Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World.”
Seth currently serves on the Social Impact Advisory Panel at the Chicago Community Trust, on the Impact Investing Advisory Council of the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago, and on the Council of Advisors of Loyola Limited. Seth is also a co-chair on the United Way of Metro Chicago’s Campaign Cabinet.
Seth has a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University, master’s degrees from the London School of Economics and Oxford University on a Marshall Scholarship, and a law degree from Yale University.