Adair Mosley named President and CEO of Pillsbury United Communities

MINNEAPOLIS, MN- DECEMBER 20, 2017—The Pillsbury United Communities Board of Directors announced today that Adair Mosley has been named the President and CEO of Pillsbury United Communities. Mr. Mosley has been acting as the Interim President and CEO since the departure of Chanda Smith Baker in June 2017. Following Chanda Smith Baker’s departure, the Board of Directors retained Cohen Taylor to conduct the executive search.

Mosley has been with Pillsbury United Communities for the past six years.  In his time, he has acted as Chief of Staff, and most recently the Chief Innovation Officer managing the Design and Innovation team at Pillsbury United and leading multiple initiates including most recently, the opening of a new social enterprise grocery store and wellness center in North Minneapolis– North Market.

“We are extremely happy to announce that Adair Mosley will be the next President and CEO,” said Andy Augustine, Chair of the Board of Directors. “In this interim position Adair has demonstrated his commitment and exceptional leadership,” Augustine continues. “I am confident he will lead this organization into a bright new future."

“It is a humbling honor to be able to lead such a distinguished organization as Pillsbury United Communities, and to work alongside the most passionate and dedicated staff in dismantling inequities in our community,” said Adair Mosley. “In this role, I look forward to continuing to strengthen old partnerships and developing new relationships.”


About Pillsbury United Communities

Pillsbury United Communities works with underestimated populations across Minneapolis to foster the resilience and self-sufficiency of individuals, families, and community as a whole. We design solutions that address a spectrum of intersecting needs—from education, to employment, to health—while continually investing in our own capacity to innovate and improve. We’re creating a new model for nonprofit organizations with our interconnected system of programs, community centers, and social enterprises connects with over 63,000 individuals each year. More information about Pillsbury United Communities is available at   


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