Ted Christians Chief Executive Officer
Ted Christians joined Umoja in 1999 as an intern while working on his master’s degree at the University of Chicago, and in May 2011, he assumed the role of the organization's Chief Executive Officer.
Over his years of service to Umoja, Ted has held positions ranging from Student Advocate to Program Director to Chief Operating Officer. His professional experience and fields of interest include education, youth development, community development and organizing, and juvenile justice. Ted earned a Bachelor of Social Work degree from Calvin College and received a Master of Arts from the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration.
He is a member of the Leadership Greater Chicago Class of 2008, received a Certificate of Professional Achievement in Nonprofit Management as a Kellogg Executive Scholar at the Kellogg School of Management and is a 2014 recipient of the Harvard Business School (HBS) Alumni Club of Chicago fellowship to the HBS Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management program.