Robin Hood names new CEO

Richard Buery.
Richard Buery.
Richard Buery.

Robin Hood names new CEO

Incoming CEO Richard Buery Jr. currently leads the charter school network, Achievement First.
June 21, 2021

Robin Hood, which funds New York City nonprofits combating poverty, has selected Richard Buery Jr. as its new CEO. 

Buery, who will take the reins in September, currently heads Achievement First, a charter school network of 37 schools. He previously led other nonprofits, such as Groundwork and Children’s Aid, and has also served as deputy mayor for New York City. While in the public sector, he played a key role in developing Mayor Bill de Blasio’s signature policy to implement universal pre-K for 4-year-olds in the city.

He will be succeeding Wes Moore, who left the organization this February to pursue a gubernatorial bid in Maryland that he officially launched earlier this month. 

“Leading Robin Hood at this moment of profound transformation in our City, one that poses significant risks and possibilities for its most vulnerable residents, is truly the opportunity of a lifetime,” Buery said in a statement.

NYN Media columnist Greg German recently sat down for an interview with Buery to discuss his leadership in the nonprofit sector and the challenges New York nonprofits face in holding political power.

NYN Media reporter Kay Dervesh
Kay Dervishi
is a staff reporter at NYN Media.