Jeff Kutash

Executive Director


I moved to Nebraska in 2013 to join Peter Kiewit Foundation as Executive Director.  Prior to joining the foundation, I lived in the Bay Area in California and was a Managing Director at FSG, a global nonprofit research and consulting firm.  I ran FSG’s San Francisco office, launched and oversaw the firm’s national Education and Youth Practice, and helped dozens of leading corporations, foundations, nonprofits, and government agencies design strategies, develop programs, and evaluate their results to improve their social impact.  Previously, I was the Director of California Operations for The SEED Foundation and spent three years as a public and private sector strategy consultant, first with McKinsey & Company, and then with The Bridgespan Group. My direct experience in the social sector includes three years running youth development programs at a nonprofit and three years as a bilingual math teacher in a public middle school, both in New York City.  I received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania.  I currently serve as board chair of the National Center for Montessori in the Public Sector, as a trustee of the Business Ethics Alliance, and as a board member of the Greater Omaha Chamber, Spark Community Development Intermediary, College Possible National, and Millard Public Schools Foundation.  My wife Jessica and I were college sweethearts and have been married for over twenty years.  She grew up in Wisconsin and is very happy to be back in the Midwest.  We have three wonderful children; Gabriel, Theara, and Holden, who all attend Millard Public Schools.