Adair Mosley

Chief Executive Officer

African American Leadership Forum Twin Cities

Adair has served as the Chief Executive Officer at the African American Leadership Forum since 2022, after a distinguished tenure as the president and CEO of Pillsbury United Communities. Adair is recognized as a passionate change-maker and relentless strategic innovator. Throughout his career, he has demonstrated radical and inclusive solutions to the community’s most urgent needs.

During Adair’s tenure at Pillsbury United, he moved the agency’s focus upstream – addressing multi-dimensional social issues. This led to over $3M in incremental funding to launch a community health partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota, a policy department with the Kresge Foundation, and increased resources on narrative justice. In 2020, he launched Justice Built Communities, an equitable economic development corporation to prevent gentrification while prioritizing wealth creation in black and brown communities, securing $5M for its launch. In his time at Pillsbury, he also led a $7M capital campaign to build North Market, a grocery store that’s transforming food access in North Minneapolis. One of his career highlights was securing $1M in scholarship funds for the graduating class of 2022 at North High School (Minneapolis).

Adair serves on the boards of the Women’s Foundation of MN and MinnPost and the Community Advisory Board for the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. In 2019, he was selected to represent the Twin Cities region at Harvard Business School’s Young American Leaders Program and named by Twin Cities Business Magazine as 100 People to Know in 2022. He has an Executive MSc in Cities from the London School of Economics, having previously attended the University of Minnesota and the University of Michigan’s Executive Leadership Institute. He earned a certificate in Human Centered Design at Stanford’s