MacInnes is a fellow at The Century Foundation and a consultant to the Foundation for Child Development, both in New York. He was a lecturer and senior education policy expert at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School from 2007 to 2009. From 2002 to 2007, as assistant commissioner for Abbott implementation for the state Education Department, he oversaw a division devoted to all elements of the Abbott v. Burke decisions of the New Jersey Supreme Court, including preschool education, instruction and programming, budgets and auditing; and state-operated districts and facilities. MacInnes was elected to the New Jersey General Assembly in 1974 and to the state Senate in 1994. He was special assistant to the governor and the commissioner of education from 1968 to 1970 and 1967 to 1968, respectively. He also has been chair and director of the Hunt Corp. of Philadelphia, executive director of New Jersey Network and executive director of The Fund for New Jersey. MacInnes was president of Planned Parenthood of Greater Northern New Jersey and treasurer for the Jersey Battered Women’s Shelter. He is a graduate of Occidental College, Los Angeles, and received a master’s degree in public affairs from Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School.