Full Name
Adair Mosley
Job Title
President and CEO
Pillsbury United Communities
Speaker Bio
Adair Mosley is the president and CEO of Pillsbury United Communities, a pioneering community impact agency guided by a vision for thriving communities where every person has personal, social, and economic power. A passionate change-maker and relentless strategic innovator, Adair seeks radical and inclusive solutions to the community’s most urgent needs, cocreated with people most affected.

Adair’s bold strategic framework for Pillsbury United, adopted in 2019, moved the agency’s focus upstream to building infrastructure and collaborations that address multi-dimensional social issues at the population level. That led to a $1M community-health partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota and a $1M investment from Kresge Foundation in support of policy change initiatives. In 2020, he launched Justice Built Communities, an equitable economic development corporation created to prevent gentrification and displacement and prioritize wealth creation in black and brown communities.

As Pillsbury United CEO, Adair led a $7 million dollar capital campaign to build North Market, a first-of-its-kind grocery store and wellness center that’s transforming food access, community health, and economic vitality in North Minneapolis.

He is a sought-after public speaker on topics including health equity, leadership and disruptive system design. He is a member of the Itasca Project, the CEO Council for the Alliance of Strong Families and Communities, the University of Minnesota’s Masonic Cancer Community Advisory Board, and Hennepin County’s Community Health Impact Improvement Executive Council.

In 2019, Adair was selected to represent the Twin Cities region at Harvard Business School’s Young American Leaders Program. He’s been named one of Grist’s 50 Fixers—”individuals cooking up the boldest solutions to humanity’s biggest challenges”—and received the Local Legend Award from the General Mills Foundation for the embodiment of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision and legacy.

Adair is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and the University of Michigan’s Executive Leadership Institute. He was an American Express Leadership Fellow in 2014 and earned a certificate in Human Centered Design at Stanford’s d.school.
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