Special Assistant to the President and CEO
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Michael Bochnovic, Special Assistant to the President and CEO

Michael Bochnovic serves as the Special Assistant to the President and CEO at the Center for Community Progress (Community Progress), America’s nonprofit leader for turning “Vacant Spaces into Vibrant Places.”

Bochnovic’s background in programs and policy, nonprofit administration, research, and advocacy, forms a solid foundation for his day-to-day support of executive functions, as well as discrete projects focused on operations, Board development, and fostering partnerships.

Immediately prior to joining Community Progress, Bochnovic was the inaugural Executive Fellow with Urban Strategies, Inc., where he supported leadership development, coordinated advocacy initiatives, and led grant writing and fundraising campaigns for aligned human services programming in neighborhoods undergoing major revitalization efforts. This included collaborating with several dozen partner organizations to implement two $30M Choice Neighborhoods awards in Baltimore and Tulsa, respectively.

Bochnovic’s experience also includes a deep background in education, research, and technical assistance with groups including the Center for the Study of Social Policy, the Brookings Institution, the American Planning Association, the National Building Museum, and the Environmental Education Exchange.

Bochnovic holds a Master’s in Urban and Environmental Planning from Arizona State University, where his graduate thesis focused on the spatial mismatch hypothesis and equitable, sustainable land use. He also holds Bachelor degrees in Political Science and Urban Planning, respectively, from ASU. Bochnovic is a proud Chicago native and graduate of Whitney Young Magnet High School.