Ed Kitchen

"Communities that prosper and compete effectively in today’s world must have distinctive strengths. With seven colleges and universities enrolling over 50,000 students, Greensboro has unique assets and potential to compete in a knowledge-based economy. This partnership is a key way to capitalize on our advantage."

Ed Kitchen currently serves as VP and COO of the Joseph M. Bryan Foundation of Greater Greensboro, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Gateway University Research Park, a collaboration between NC A&T and UNCG.

Prior to joining the Bryan Foundation in 2006, Kitchen served the City of Greensboro for 30 years in various positions, including City Manager from 1995 – 2005. He serves on the Board and Executive Committees of the Greensboro Partnership, Piedmont Triad Partnership and Action Greensboro. In 2008 he chaired Greensboro’s United Way Campaign.

Kitchen is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill with a B.A in Political Science and a Masters in Public Administration.