Senior Vice President, Ford Foundation (retired)
Barry recently retired as Senior Vice President of the Ford Foundation, which he joined in 1971. In addition to his duties at the Ford Foundation, he serves or has served on the boards of the Council on Foundations, the Independent Sector, BoardSource, the European Foundation Centre, the International Fellowships Fund, Hispanics in Philanthropy, the Trust for Civil Society in Central and Eastern Europe, and the Center for Global Partnership of the Japan Foundation. He is currently the chair of the Foundation Center board and the chair emeritus of the Coordinating Committee of WINGS (Worldwide Initiatives for Grantmaker Support). He graduated from high school and joined the army, serving in several locations in the United States and in what was then West Berlin. He returned to Wisconsin, enrolling in the University of Wisconsin and completing both a B.S. and an M.A. degree.