Steven McCullough, '96, is the vice president of community partnerships at the Greater Chicago Food Depository. He leads the strategy for establishing, maintaining, and improving relationships with community partners to achieve a collaborative response to addressing hunger and increasing food access in Cook County.
McCullough began his career in operations management at the Quaker Oats Company and then moved to supply-chain consulting at Accenture. After 10 years in the private sector, he switched gears and moved into community- development work. He was the director of finance and ultimately served as executive vice president at the Chicago Association of Neighborhood Development Organizations. McCullough also served as the president and CEO of Bethel New Life, a faith-based community development corporation for 10 years.
Immediately prior to joining the Greater Chicago Food Depository, McCullough was the chief operating officer of the Safer Foundation, which is dedicated to helping individuals with criminal records re-enter society successfully across Illinois.
McCullough is active in Chicago where he is a board member of the Center for Neighborhood Technology and Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago. He is a Fellow of the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Children Family Fellowship Program, a British American Project Fellow, and a Leadership Greater Chicago Fellow.
McCullough has a bachelor’s of business administration degree from Loyola University of Chicago and an MBA from the University of Chicago. McCullough is a native Chicagoan. His family consists of his wife, Ruanda Garth, and two children.