Craig Mellendick has been named chief financial officer with The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, one of the largest private foundations in the United States, He succceds Barry I. Schloss, who concluded his role as the CFO for the foundation, but continues to serve as an external trustee. Mellendick’s appointment was effective March 20.
Mellendick will provide leadership and support to all financial aspects of the foundation, effectively guiding and monitoring all financial transactions. His responsibilities will include managing the Foundation’s relationships with banks and other financial intermediaries. Mellendick will work closely with the foundation’s board of trustees, investment and finance teams and President and CEO Rachel Garbow Monroe.
Prior to joining the Weinberg Foundation, Mellendick was the CFO and chief administrative officer of Enterprise Community, a national nonprofit organization that creates opportunity for low- and moderate-income people through affordable housing in diverse, thriving communities. He has also held accounting and finance positions with two real estate investment trusts — General Growth Properties and The Rouse Company. In addition, Mellendick has performed audit and consulting services for KPMG, one of the nation’s largest accounting firms.
Mellendick is a graduate of Loyola University where he earned a degree in business administration, with a concentration in accounting. Mellendick is a certified public accountant and resides in Sykesville with his wife and three daughters.
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