Adam Kenney is the Managing Director Programs at Bridgeway Capital, a Pittsburgh-based social impact investor driving equitable economic development in the region. He supports a talented team designing and delivering high impact business assistance programs to a wide variety of underserved entrepreneurs and to small businesses bringing economic growth to disinvested communities. Adam utilizes a comprehensive nonprofit administration and entrepneruial support skill set at Bridgeway. Before transitioning into the Managing Director of Programs role, Adam built the Creative Business Accelerator, Monmade, PG&H, and ORIGINS programs at Bridgeway. These programs support over 600 creative businesses across the region, and channel Bridgeway’s economic development capabilities into the regional creative economy. He began his career at Bridgeway as the Director of Communications where he crafted powerful content on the transformative power of capital and capacity building for small businesses.
His previous position was as the Executive Director of Touchstone Center for Crafts where he managed a wide range of activities including marketing, development, and program design. Adam also served as the Manager of Operations for the Arts Education Collaborative, an arts education advocacy organization under the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. In addition, he possesses 20 years of experience as a professional glassmaker in production and academic settings. Adam earned a BA in History from Centre College, and graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a Master of Art Management (MAM) degree. He also completed post-baccalaureate studies at the Appalachian Center of Craft in a variety of craft media and mixed media sculpture. He was featured as one of "25 Essential Pittsburghers" by Next Pittsburgh, and include as one of 13 "hardworking innovators" in the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation’s 75th Anniversary Impact Report. He also serves on the board of directors for the Union Project and Protohaven, two vital arts and cultural assets in the Pittsburg area.