Richard Greenwald

Adjunct Fellow

Richard Greenwald

Richard Charles Greenwald, a specialist in the development and implementation of workforce, welfare-to-work, and prisoner-reentry programs, is a Manhattan Institute adjunct fellow. He has over twenty-years experience addressing the complex economic-development and human-services issues facing unemployed people. Greenwald has worked as a “loaned executive” from MI to Mayor Cory Booker in Newark, helping design, find funding, and implement the Newark Prisoner Reentry Initiative. He is an adjunct professor of international and public affairs at Columbia University.

He currently serves as vice chair of the National Transitional Jobs Network Steering Committee and is a member of the board of directors of Workforce, Inc. in Indianapolis. In 2010, Greenwald helped the Wisconsin Department Children and Families draft a statewide transitional-jobs effort.

In 2007, Greenwald served on the transition team of Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter, and subsequently helped re-draft legislation and provide support for the city’s prisoner reentry efforts. In 1998, he became the first president and chief executive officer of the Philadelphia-based Transitional Work Corporation (TWC). Under his leadership, TWC participated in a rigorous U.S. Department of Health and Human Services evaluation led by Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation. Greenwald also was a member the Advisory Group for Public Input for the Philadelphia Zoning Code Commission.

He has been a vice president at America Works ─ a New York City-based private company that places welfare recipients in jobs—and has worked at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and in the New York City Superfund Program. He also spent two years on Capitol Hill working for Senator Albert Gore Jr.

Greenwald holds a B.A. from Connecticut College and an M.A. in public policy and administration from Columbia University.