U.S. Economic Opportunity/

Chris Weaver

Executive Director, Economic Opportunity CoalitionU.S. Economic Opportunity, The Rockefeller Foundation

Christopher Weaver joined The Rockefeller Foundation on July 18, 2023, as the Executive Director of the Economic Opportunity Coalition (EOC) Secretariat, where he will be responsible for leading a historic public, private collaboration to catalyze and align public and private investments to address economic disparities and accelerate economic opportunities in underserved communities across the United States. The EOC enables the Foundation to collaborate with corporations and government to make investments that focus on the racial wealth gap and access to capital for all Americans.

Christopher brings a wealth of experience to his role at Rockefeller. Most recently, he served as a Senior Fellow for U.S. Senator Mark R. Warner (D-VA), where he led the Senator’s legislative efforts related to community development financial institutions and minority depository institutions. Prior to the Senate, he was Director of the Office of Community Economic Development at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. In this role, Mr. Weaver provided policy advice on issues related to small business, affordable housing, and community development and managed the Emergency Capital Investment Program, where he made a $9-billion investment in community lenders and minority depository institutions. In 2022, U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen presented Mr. Weaver with the Salmon Chase award for innovative and decisive service to the Department. His nearly two decades of public service also includes serving as Senior Advisor to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator and Assistant Attorney General in D.C. Office of the Attorney General, among other roles. 

Mr. Weaver holds a Bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University College of Business, Juris Doctorate from Howard University School of Law, and Master’s degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science.