Executive Director, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
Chuck Bean has served as Executive Director of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments since December 2012. In this role, he is responsible for the administration of this regional partnership of more than five million people and one of the nation’s largest economies. Prior to joining the MWCOG, Bean served as President of the Nonprofit Roundtable where worked to strengthe community development, advocacy and philanthropic groups. He also developed new affiliates within the Roundtable, including Nonprofit Montgomery, Nonprofit Virginia and Nonprofit NoVA.
Bean created the Capital Area Foreclosure Network (CAFN), in partnership with COG, which supported organizations specializing in mortgage counseling to assist hundreds of families across the region faced with losing their homes.
His work and partnership with several regionally serving organizations, such as COG, the Greater Washington Board of Trade, and Washington Grantmakers – a coalition known as the 8 Neighbors – had a significant impact. It resulted in an ongoing effort to establish an orderly funding transition as the philanthropic arms of the giant federal mortgage corporations Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae face restructuring.
Bean has served on COG’s Emergency Preparedness Council since its beginning and leads several committees responsible for ensuring that nonprofit groups and their clients know how to handle local emergencies or attacks.