Steven McCullough

COO
Communities In Schools

Steven McCullough is the Chief Operating Officer of Communities In Schools (CIS). Located in Arlington, VA, CIS is the nation’s largest and most effective organization dedicated to keeping kids in school and helping them succeed in life. CIS works through over 155 affiliates across the country dedicated to providing integrated student supports. McCullough leads the areas of Network Operations, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology and Research, Learning and Accreditation.
Steven McCullough began his career in operations management at The Quaker Oats Company and then moved to supply chain consulting at Accenture. He was the Director of Finance and Executive Vice President at the Chicago Association of Neighborhood Development Organizations (CANDO). Steven also served as Chief Operating Officer and President & CEO of Bethel New Life, a faith-based community development corporation. Steven also served as the Chief Operating Officer of the Safer Foundation, which is dedicated to helping individuals with criminal records re-enter society successfully across the State of Illinois. Steven McCullough most recently was the Vice President of Community Impact at the Greater Chicago Food Depository. He led the strategy for establishing, maintaining, and improving relationships with community partners to achieve a collaborative response to addressing hunger and increasing food access across Cook County and Illinois.
McCullough is a Fellow of the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Children Family Fellowship Program, a British American Project Fellow, and a Leadership Greater Chicago Fellow. He serves on the board of directors of Fair Chance and Institute for Cultural Affairs - USA
McCullough holds a Bachelor’s of Business Administration degree from Loyola University of Chicago and a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Chicago. McCullough is a native Chicagoan but resides in northern Virginia.

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