Senior Vice President of Advocacy & External Relations
Edward Stockhausen serves as the Senior Vice President of Advocacy & External Relations at Cleveland Neighborhood Progress, a local community development intermediary in Cleveland, Ohio. His responsibilities include working with public officials on legislative and administrative policy changes; leading organizational marketing, neighborhood marketing, and public relations; and supporting the organization’s fund development work.
Prior to joining the team at CNP, Ed spent five years as the Chief Advancement Officer at Open Doors Academy, Cleveland’s leading out-of-school time. Responsibilities included oversight over all aspects of fundraising, marketing, and government relations. Under his leadership, ODA led the effort to reverse a decision by the Ohio Department of Education to withhold funding for afterschool programs, and he secured an invitation for ODA to testify before Congress during its inaugural Education Innovation Summit. Before ODA, Ed worked for the Mental Health & Addiction Advocacy Coalition as its Northeast Ohio Director and for the Ohio Senate, where he ran legislative affairs and communications for the Assistant Minority Leader.
Ed is earned a Master’s Degree in City & Regional Planning from The Ohio State University, received bachelor’s degrees in Spanish and Philosophy, Politics, & the Public from Xavier University. He currently serves on the boards of Motogo, a motorcycle-based nonprofit focused on STEM education, and the Near West Theatre, a community theater where he is the Board Secretary.