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Speaker Bio: Rohit Burman

Rohit Burman is Director for the Culture and Public Broadcasting program of MetLife Foundation.  The Culture program supports major initiatives with national and regional reach with an emphasis on arts education, access and inclusion, and community engagement.  The Public Broadcasting program supports health and educational series as well as cultural performances on public television and radio.  In 2009, MetLife and MetLife Foundation made Culture and Public Broadcasting contributions of over $10 million to national and local nonprofit organizations across the country.

Rohit joined MetLife Foundation in September 2006.  Prior to that he was Program Officer for JPMorgan's Philanthropic Services Group, where his areas of responsibility included arts, culture and higher education grantmaking.  Before JPMorgan, Rohit worked as a program manager for the Housing and Health Evaluation Technical Assistance project at Columbia University’s School of Public Health.  He has also worked for ICF Consulting in Washington, DC on several projects for the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.  Rohit’s additional nonprofit and policy experience includes a fellowship with The World Conservation Union and internships at the World Resources Institute and the Center for Strategic and International Studies. 

Rohit currently serves on the board of Philanthropy New York and is co-chair of New York Grantmakers in the Arts.  Rohit is a graduate of The College of Wooster, Ohio, and received his Master’s of Public Policy from Georgetown University.