Ben Hecht has been the President & CEO of Living Cities since July 2007. Since that time, the organization has adopted a broad, integrative agenda that harnesses the collective knowledge of its 18 member foundations and financial institutions to promote the economic security of all people in U.S. cities and close racial gaps in income and wealth. Before joining Living Cities, Ben co-founded One Economy Corporation; a non-profit organization focused on connecting low-income people to the economic mainstream through innovative, online content and increased broadband access. Immediately prior, Ben was Senior Vice President at the Enterprise Foundation where he led the organization’s efforts beyond housing – into childcare, workforce development, and economic development. He is the author of four books, including Reclaiming the American Dream: Proven Solutions for Creating Economic Opportunity for All, published in the summer of 2018.