Rutledge Simmons

Rutledge has more than 20 years of experience serving as a board member, corporate officer or general counsel of nonprofit organizations that help improve conditions in underserved communities and the lives of residents in those communities.

Rutledge most recently served as NeighborWorks America’s Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, where he played a critical role in corporate policy development, board governance, and advising on legal matters, including intellectual property, acquisitions, investments, litigation and employee matters. Rutledge helped oversee the engagement of more than 300 staff working with over 240 non-profits across the country through its six district offices.

In addition, Rutledge has extensive board service as a former board member of ROC USA, FACETS and Project Place. He also served as Chair of the National Park Foundation’s African American Experience Fund, a Member of the American Bar Association (ABA) Commission on Homelessness and Poverty and Chair of the ABA Business Law Section’s Committee on Community Economic Development.
Rutledge is a graduate of Harvard University, with a major in American History, and Columbia Law School. He resides in Fairfax, VA but remains a devoted fan of Boston sports teams.


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