Saturday, March 29, 2008

Bob Giloth Curriculum Vita



26 6th Street S.E.

Washington, DC 20003

(202) 547-8201 (home)

(410) 223-2908 (work)

Personal Information

Born: October 6, 1950; Evanston, Illinois


B.A. University of Colorado (Phi Beta Kappa), 1972 (History).

M.A. University of Illinois at Chicago,1978 (City Planning).

Specialized in housing and community development.

Ph.D. Cornell University, January 1989 (City and Regional Planning)

Specialized in urban and regional theory; organizational theory; and housing



Management: Broad responsibilities for managing innovative public,

non-profit, and philanthropic institutions involved in economic development,

housing, and community development.

Teaching: Introduction to planning; management and organizations;

field and studio courses; and urban and regional theory. Supervised

master’s theses and internships.

Research: Researched many urban issues in the areas of economic

development, housing investment feasibility, impact analysis,

neighborhood development, industry movement, local labor markets,

and development decision-making. Competent with quantitative,

qualitative, historical, and policy analysis methods.

Positions Held

Director, Family Economic Success, Annie. E. Casey Foundation. Responsible

for new unit that oversees workforce development, income and tax credit

supports, and consumer financial services. Annual budget is $12-15 million.

January 2002 - Present

Senior Associate, Annie E. Casey Foundation. Responsible for designing

and implementing the foundation’s $30 million multi-site Jobs Initiative,

managing economic opportunity portfolio of grants, and managing five sites of

the Making Connections family and community building initiative. December

1993 – December 2001.

Executive Director/Executive Vice President, Southeast Community

Organization/Southeast Development, Inc. (SECO/SDI). Director

of nationally-known community development agency that implements

adult literacy, affordable housing, economic development and community

planning initiatives in southeast Baltimore. July 1988 – November 1993.

Consultant, Worked under contract with the Connecticut Council on

Effective Government (CGEG) to provide technical assistance to the City

Manager of Hartford to build the City’s organizational capacity for economic

neighborhood development. January 1993 – August 1993.

Consultant, Organized study trip sponsored by U.S.I.A. to observe and evaluate

the projects of the Village Development in Hungary—a non-profit organization

that promotes community-based development in small towns and villages.

October 1992.

Consultant, Nathalie Voorhees Center for Neighborhood and Community

Improvement . Worked on research team to evaluate the Fund for Community

Development (FCD) initiative of the MacArthur Foundation.

Lecturer, Department of Government, University of Baltimore.

“The Modern City.” Summer 1993.

Lecturer, Institute for Urban Studies, University of Maryland and College

Park. “City and Regional Economic Development Planning” (60 students).

Spring 1989 – 1990. “Social and Behavioral Dimensions of the City.”

(60 students) 1989-1990.

Lecturer, Management and Community development Institute, Tufts University.

“Community Development Process.” 1989-1992.

Deputy Commissioner, Department of Economic Development, City of Chicago.

Managed commissioner’s staff for policy analysis, public information and research and

demonstration projects. Coordinated external research contracts, evaluation research and demonstrations, such as business incubators, early warning system, and resource recycling. 1984 – August 1987.

Executive Director, Eighteenth Street Development Corporation. Managed

non-profit neighborhood development organization; twenty person staff; real

estate development; employment training; housing counseling; fundraising; and

community participation. 1976-1980.

Teaching Assistant, Department of City and Regional Planning, Cornell University.

Introduction to Planning, Municipal Administration, Economic Development Workshop,

and Spatial Analysis. Coordinated production of bibliography on innovative municipal

administrations. 1981-1983.

Consultant, Chicago Rehab Network. Worked on funding proposals,

evaluations, and newsletter for this coalition of non-profit housing development

organizations. 1980-1981.

Research Associate, University of Illinois at Chicago. Worked on Hispanic

labor market study funded by the Department of Labor. 1978-1979.

Research Assistant, Chicago Labor Education Program, University of Illinois at

Chicago. Curriculum development, editing, report writing, and research.


Intern, South Shore Bank, Chicago. Conducted research on role of landlords of

large rental properties on neighborhood disinvestments process. 1976.


Workforce Intermediaries for the 21st Century. (Ed.) Philadelphia: Temple

University Press. (2004).

Workforce Development Politics: Civic Capacity and Performance. Temple

University Press. (2004).

“Workforce Intermediaries: Partnerships for the Future.” Economic Development

Quarterly Vol 17 No. 3, (August 2003)

“Getting Results: Outcome Management and The Annie E. Casey Foundation

Jobs Initiative,” Innovating, Vol.8, No.1 (2001): 215-219.

“Learning From the Field: Economic Growth and Workforce Development in

the 1990s.” Economic Development Quarterly, Vol. 14, No. 4 (November 2000)

Community Building on Chicago’s West Side – North Lawndale, 1960-1997,” In: Rebuilding Urban Neighborhoods. (Eds.) W. Dennis Keating and Norman

Krumholz. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, (1999): 67-86.

“Adapting Rowhomes for Aging in Place: The Story of Baltimore’s “Our Idea

House.” Journal of Housing for the Elderly, Vol. 13, No. 1 / 2, (1999): 3-18.

(with Jo Fisher).

“Jobs, Equity, and the Mayoral Administration of Harold Washington in Chicago

(1983-87),” Policy Studies Journal, Vol. 27, No. 1 (1999): 120-146. (with Kari


Jobs and Economic Development: Strategies and Practices. (Ed). Thousand

Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, (1998)

“Jobs, Wealth, or Place: The Faces of Community Economic Development,” Journal of Community Practice, Vol. 5, No. 1 / 2 (1998): 11-27.

“Making Connections: Job Opportunities and Low-Income Communities.”

1997 Entrepreneurial Economy Review. Washington D.C.: Corporation for

Enterprise Development (1997).

“Commentary on “Can Economic Development Programs be Evaluated.”

In: Dilemmas of Urban Economic Development. (Eds). Richard D. Bingham and Robert Mier. Thousand Oaks: CA: Sage Publications (1997): 278-284.

“Equity Development in Chicago: Rober Mier’s Ideas and Practice.” Economic

Development Quarterly, Vol. 19, No.3 (August 1996): 201-216.

(with Wim Wiewel)

“Social Justice and Neighborhood Revitalization in Chicago: The Era of Harold

Washington, 1983-1987.” In: (Eds) W. Dennis Keating, Norman Krumholz, and

Philip Starr. Lawrence, KA.: University of Kansas Press (1996).

“Mobilizing Civic Infrastructure: Foundation Supported Job Creation,” National

Civic Review, (Summer-Fall 1995): 196-209.

“Social Investment in Jobs: Foundation Perspectives on Targeted Economic

Development,” Economic Development Quarterly, Vol.9 No.3 (August 1995): 279-289.

“Cooperative Leadership for Community Problem Solving,” In: Social Justice and Local Economic Development, by Robert Mier, with Robert Giloth and Kari Moe. Sage Publications: Newbury Park, CA (1993): 165-181.

“The Economic Development of Localities and Neighborhoods.” In: Economic Development in the United States: A Theoretical Perspective. (Eds). Richard D. Bingham, Edward W. Hill, and Robert Mier. Sage Publications: Newbury Park, CA (1993) (with Wim Wiewel and Michael Tietz)

“From Cannery Row to Gold Coast in Baltimore: Is this Development?” In: Comparative Studies in Local Economic Development, (Ed). Peter Meyer. Westport Connecticut: Greenwood Press (1993).

“Stalking Local Economic Development Benefits: A Review of the Evaluation Issues,” Economic Development Quarterly, Vol.6, No.1 (February 1992): 80-90.

“Making Policy With Communities: The Research and Development Division of the Department of Economic Development,” In: Harold Washington and the Neighborhoods: Progressive City Government in Chicago; 1983-1987. (Eds). Pierrre Clavel and Wim Wiewel. (1991).

“Designing Economic Development Incentives: The Case of Industrial Development Bonds in Chicago: 1977-1987,” Policy Studies Review. Vol. 10

No. 2/3 (Spring/Summer 1991): 161-171.

“Beyond Common Sense: The Baltimore Renaissance,” Local Economy,

Vol. 4, No. 4 (February 1990): 290-297.

“Spatial Change and Social Justice,” In: Spatial Variations: Community, Politics and Industry in Postwar United States. (Ed.) Robert Beauregard. Sage Publications: Beverly Hills. (1988) (with R. Mier).

“Community Economic Development: Strategies and Practices of the 1980s,” Economic Development Quarterly, Vol. 2, No. 4 (November 1988): 343-350.

“Where Downtown Meets Neighborhood: Industrial Displacement in Chicago, 1978-87,” Journal of the American Planning Association, Vol. 53, No. 3 (Summer, 1988) (with J. Betancur): 279-290.

“The Social Organizations of a Land-Based Elite: The Case of the Failed Chicago1992 World’s Fair, Journal of Urban Affairs, Vol. 9, No. 4

(Winter 1987) (with A. Shlay): 205-324.

Chicago’s Industry Task Forces: Joint Problem-Solving for Local Economic Development,” Economic Development Quarterly, Vol. 1, No. 4 (November 1987) (with S. Alexander and J. Lerner).

“How to Fight Plant Closings,” Social Policy, Vol. 17, No. 3 (Winter 1987) (with S. Rosenblum): 20-26

“Playskool and Democratic Populism,” Cities: An International Quarterly of Urban Policy Vol.3, No. 1 (March 1986) (with R. Mier): 72-74

“Hispanic Employment Opportunities: A Case for Internal Labor Markets and “Weak-Tied Social Networks,” Social Science Quarterly, Vol. 66, No. 2

(June 1985) (with R. Mier): 296-309.

“Organizing for Neighborhood Development,” Social Policy, Vol.15, No.3 (Winter 1985): 37-42.

“Whose World Moves 1992 Fair?” Neighborhood Works, Vol.7, No.5

(May 1984) (with A. Shlay): 18-20

“Charting Private Interests and Public Issues,” Neighborhood Works,

Vol. 7, No. 6 (June 1984) (with A. Shlay): 10-14.

“Gambling on World’s Fairs: Who Plays and Who Pays,” Neighborhood

Works, Vol.7, No.8 (August 1984) (with A. Shlay): 5-8.

“Working the Planning Field.” Planning Theory Newsletter (1994).

“Gambling for Growth: The Short Life of Chicago’s 1992 World’s Fair,”

In: The Festivalisation of Cities. (Ed.) Walter Siebel. University of Oldenburg

(1994) (with Anne Shlay).

Various articles for Neighborhood Works, Chicago Tribune and Chicago Network Builder, Chicago Times, and Baltimore Sun.

Ph.D. Thesis

Chicago’s Industrial Revenue Bond Program: Subsidies for What?

Doctoral Dissertation, Department of City and Regional Planning, Cornell

University (January 1989)


“Lifting All Boats: Community Economic Development in the 1990s.” Chicago

Assembly, Center for Urban Affairs, University of Chicago. (June 2001).

“Voice and Agenda: Community Planning in Baltimore, 1988-1994.”

Unpublished, September 1996.

“Reinventing CDCs: Twenty-five Years of Community Development in Baltimore.” Unpublished, August 1996.

“Mapping Social Interventions: Theory of Change and the Jobs Initiative.” Baltimore: Annie E. Casey Foundation, March 1996.

CRA and the Public Sector: The Baltimore and Chicago Experience:

1985-1990.” Unpublished, 1994. (with Pat Wright).

Choices Ahead: CDCs and Real Estate Production in Chicago.

Nathalie P. Voorhees Center for Neighborhood and Community Improvement,

University of Illinois at Chicago (May 1992) (with Charles Orlebeke,

James Tickell and Patricia Wright ). Requested by The MacArthur Foundation.

“Community Resources and Leaders” In: School-Community Cookbook,

(Ed). Carl Hyman, The Fund for Educational Excellence, Baltimore, Maryland

(March 1992).

A Statement of Opportunity: Preliminary Report on the Feasibility of a Local

Enterprise Expansion Project (LEEP) in Southeast Baltimore, Southeast

Development Inc., (October 1989) (with John Papagni).

Waterfront Development: Impacts on Hosing Affordability in Canton, Fells Point and Upper Fells Point, 1985-88. Southeast Linkage Group, (September, 1989).

Making Neighborhood Jobs and Businesses: A Plan for Baltimore’s Community Development Bank, Maryland Alliance for Responsible Investment, (June 1988)

Business Loss or Balanced Growth: Industrial Displacement in Chicago,

Department of Economic Development, City of Chicago (August 1986)

(with D. Ducharme and L. McCormick).

Neighborhood Development: Working Together for Chicago’s Future, Department of Economic Development, City of Chicago (June 1985)

(with J. Capraro and A. Ditton).

Monitoring Chicago’s Industrial Revenue Bond Performance: 1977-1984, Department of Economic Development, City of Chicago (June 1985) (with G. Clemmons and R. Tostado).

Research for Action: Property Research in Chicago, Center for Urban Economic Development, University of Illinois at Chicago, (September 1984)

(with J. Meima and P. Wright).

An Annotated Bibliography of Progressive City Administrations, Department of City and Regional Planning, Cornell University, 1982 (with C. Chock, R. Jacobs and F. Viggiani).

Community Business Spinoffs, Center for Urban Economic Development, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1982. (with W. Wiewel and R. Mier).

Disinvestment in South Shore Large Rental Properties, Center for Urban Economic Development, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1981.

A Study of the Feasibility of Forming a Construction Company for the Eighteenth Street Development Corporation, Center for Urban Economic Development, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1980. (with R. Mier and


Pilsen Housing Needs and the Design Study, Eighteenth Street Development Corporation, 1979. (with R. Mier and T. Amato).

Hispanic Employment Opportunities, School of Urban Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1979. (with R. Mier and D. Less).

Oral Histories of Hispanic Unionists, Chicago Labor Education Program, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1977.

City Reports with Major Responsibilities

Chicago Works Together: 1984 Chicago Development Plan, City of Chicago. 1984.

Building on the Basics: The Final Report of the Mayor’s Task Force on Steel

and Southeast Chicago, City of Chicago. 1986.

Cooperation of Survival: The Final Report of the Mayor’s Task Force on Chicago’s Apparel Industry, City of Chicago. 1987.

Book Reviews

Regular book review for Neighborhood Works (50 reviews; 1981-1996)

On Democracy, by Joshua Cohen and Joel Rogers, URPE Review, Vol. 17,

Nos.1 and 2 (Winter 1985): 269-270.

Livable Cities, by Robert Cassidy, Journal of Community Action, Vol.1, No.2 (January 1982): 33-35

Self Help in Urban America, (Ed.) Scott Cummings, Planning Magazine

(April 1981): 26-27

Selected Presentations

“The Future of the Jobs Initiative.” Wisconsin Regional Training Partnership

Annual Meeting. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (November 2001).

“Workforce Development and the Jobs Initiative.” Community Employment

Program Annual Meeting. St. Paul, MN. (May 2001).

“Getting Outcomes.” New Deal Task Force, London, England. (September


“Equity Planning and the Career of Robert Mier.” Association of Collegiate

Schools of Planning Conference. Detroit, Michigan. (October 1996).

“Independent Living by Home Modification.” Presented at Housing Institute of the National Association on Aging, New Orleans, LA. (February 1991)

“Joint Problem-Solving in Chicago: The R&D Division of the Department of Economic Development.” presented at the American Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) annual conference, Buffalo, NY. (October 1988)

“Playskool: A Model of Non-Fiscal Development,” presented at NAHRO Conference, Chicago (October 1986).

“Community Business Spinoffs,” presented at Hull House Conference on Community Ventures, Chicago, IL. (June 1983)

References Upon Request

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