Zack RosenburgCo-Founder and CEO, St. Bernard Project
Zack directs the strategic vision, marketing, partnership development, and fundraising for the nonprofit organization, which he co-founded following Hurricane Katrina.
Among the innovative programs at SBP that Zack has designed are: Good Work/Good Pay, a construction training program for veterans, unemployed or under-employed local citizens, and citizens recently released from jail; Opportunity Housing, an innovative blight eradicating/affordable housing program that turns blighted properties into well-built affordable housing, while creating well-paying jobs for struggling community members; and Disaster Resilience and Recovery Lab for training other organizations in SBP's systems and processes.
Zack has been recognized as New Orleanian of the Year and Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project Champion of Justice. He has received the Manhattan Institute Social Innovation Award, an Honorary Doctorate from Muhlenberg College, and a distinguished alumnus award from Washington College of Law.
Zack speaks nationally on a broad array of topics including organizational culture development, high-impact innovation, post-disaster recovery and leadership. His work has been featured in Newsweek, US News & World Report, The Wall Street Journal and Washington Post.
Before founding SBP, Zack was an E. Barrett Prettyman Teaching Fellow at the Georgetown University Law Center. He ran an indigent criminal defense practice in Washington, DC. One of his most meaningful victories was freeing a man who served