Michael Caudell-Feagan is executive vice president and chief program officer of The Pew Charitable Trusts and oversees all of Pew’s programmatic work, including research, technical assistance, and advocacy campaigns in the United States and abroad. As chief program officer, he manages a diverse range of projects including health, state, consumer, and environmental policy initiatives; efforts to advance biomedical and environmental research; and support for Pew’s hometown of Philadelphia.
Caudell-Feagan has had a long career in public interest advocacy and philanthropy, with extensive leadership experience in state campaigns, programs, and operations. Before joining Pew, he served as a philanthropic strategist for 15 years, designing and directing funding of policy campaigns and voter engagement programs. Caudell-Feagan has provided management and consulting services to private and family foundations, including the Carnegie Corporation of New York, Ford Foundation, Frances Fund, JEHT Foundation, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Open Society Foundations, Proteus Fund, Solidago Foundation, and Stern Family Fund. Before entering the field of philanthropy, he was the founder and executive director of Equal Justice Works, which collaborates with the nation’s leading law schools, law firms, corporate legal departments, and nonprofit organizations to ensure a sustainable pipeline of talented and trained lawyers to engage in public service and bring lasting change to underserved communities. He was also a federal and state lobbyist for public interest research groups.
Caudell-Feagan holds a bachelor’s degree in government from Hamilton College and a law degree from the George Washington University Law School.