Global Freedom of Expression

Lance Lindblom

Lance E. Lindblom was President and CEO and a Trustee of the Nathan Cummings Foundation in New York from December 4, 2000 until December 31, 2011 (retired). Before joining NCF, Mr. Lindblom served as a Program Officer at the Ford Foundation, focusing on democratic accountability, economic and social policy, and globalization. Prior to that position, Mr. Lindblom was the Executive Vice President at Soros Foundation’s Open Society Institute/Open Society Fund. For 13 years, he worked at J. Roderick MacArthur Foundation, first serving as Executive Director from 1980-1984 and then as President and CEO from 1984 to 1994. Mr. Lindblom has held the following governmental positions: Deputy Director of the Chicago Mayor’s Office of Budget and Management; Chief of Special Projects Unit and Senior Program Analyst and Budget Examiner at the Governor’s Office of Illinois Bureau of the Budget; and Economic and Program Analyst at the Illinois Economic and Fiscal Commission of the Illinois General Assembly. Mr. Lindblom also was a litigator at Jenner and Block, a law firm in Chicago. Mr. Lindblom graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College. He received a master’s degree in Public Affairs from Princeton University and a J.D. degree from the University of Chicago Law School.