COMMISSIONER KEN GROSSINGER
Ken Grossinger is co-founder and Executive Director of the CrossCurrents Foundation, a non-profit grant-making foundation supporting social and economic justice. Immediately before starting CrossCurrents, he served as Director of Programs for the Proteus Fund, where he oversaw staff and program areas that received millions of dollars in foundation grants.
Commissioner Grossinger worked for more than 20 years as a strategist in the labor movement prior to entering the world of philanthropy. He represented public and private sector workers in the 1.9 million-member Service Employees International Union for ten years where he negotiated labor contracts and served as liaison to a wide range of community organizations. In the following decade, Mr. Grossinger directed legislative field operations for the AFL-CIO, the umbrella organization for America's unions, representing 10 million working men and women.
Formerly a community organizer, in the early eighties Commissioner Grossinger launched the Human SERVE Fund, a national advocate organization which initiated and lead the successful fight for passage of the National Voter Registration Act, commonly known as Motor Voter. His published work analyzes labor and community organizing strategy.
Ken Grossinger serves on the Board of Directors of the Alliance for Justice. He holds a Masters Degree from Columbia University and graduated from the State Univerity of New York at Brockport.
Appointed by the Metropolitan Central Labor Council in 2000, he serves as the Labor Commissioner to the District of Columbia Housing Authority Board of Commissioners.