Hollywood-ACORN rainmaker moves on
Melissa Bradley has been named CEO of San Francisco's Tides Foundation.
She succeeds Drummond Pike, who founded the organization in 1976 to support progressive groups working on entrenched societal problems, from the environment to economic justice to human rights.
Bradley has an impressive resumé.
She founded New Capitalist, a venture capital firm whose social mission is to create profitable and sustainable individuals, businesses and communities. She created the Capital Access Program at Green for All, which is working to build a green economy. She also was chosen as a Soros Justice Fellow for her work in criminal justice.
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