Don Baylor, Jr. is a Senior Associate in the Family Economic Success program of the foundation and a senior program officer in the Center for Economic Opportunity, where he oversees many of the Foundation’s wealth and asset-building strategies, including initiatives to confront the racial-ethnic wealth gap in the South. Prior to joining Casey, Baylor was a senior associate at the Urban Institute in Washington, D.C., where he focused on expanding economic opportunity for the JPMorgan Chase, Citi, MacArthur and Gates foundations. He also worked as director of OpportunityTexas at the Center for Public Policy Priorities (CPPP) in Austin, where he built new data platforms, consulted with regional stakeholders, and worked to pass legislation to increase household savings, curb predatory lending, and integrate financial education into the K-8 math curriculum. Baylor previously worked as a senior consultant for KPMG Consulting’s public sector practice and as legislative director for New York Association of Community Organization for Reform Now, where he coordinated various advocacy and political campaigns at the city and state level.
He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Georgetown University and a Master of Arts in African American and Southern History with honors from University of Wisconsin-Madison.
He is currently on the board of the Texas Match the Promise Foundation, Equal Measure, and EARN. He was also an inaugural member of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Consumer Advisory Board (2012-2016) where he focused on small dollar lending rulemaking and tax time savings.