Stephen B. Heintz
Stephen B. Heintz serves as President of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. Before joining the foundation, Heintz served as Founding President of Demos: A Network for Ideas & Action, a public policy research and advocacy organization working to enhance the vitality of American democracy and promote more broadly shared economic prosperity. Heintz also served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the EastWest Institute, where he worked on issues of economic reform,civil society development, and international security. Heintz devoted the first 15 years of his career to government service in the State of Connecticut, where he served as commissioner of social welfare and commissioner of economic development. In 1988, he helped draft and secure passage by Congress of "The Family Support Act," the first major effort to reform the nation's welfare system. Heintz currently serves on the boards of Dēmos, the EastWest Institute, the Asian Cultural Council, and the Rockefeller Archives Center. He also chairs the Independent Sector board of directors and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He received the B.A. degree in American Studies from Yale University.