Anthony Knerr is Managing Director of the firm and has over twenty-five years of consulting experience assisting a wide variety of leading nonprofit institutions in the U.S. and around the world. He has led more than 120 strategic planning processes for clients of the firm. His higher education clients include University of Aberdeen, Bard College, Barnard College, Baruch College, Cambridge University, Case Western Reserve University, Columbia University, Cooper Union, Drexel University, FIT, Fordham University, Hunter College, INSEAD, Long Island University, Marymount Manhattan College, University of Michigan, MIT, New York University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Oxford University, Pace University, Polytechnic University, Queens College, Radcliffe College, Southern Methodist University, St. John’s College (Cambridge), State University of New York (SUNY), Villanova University, and Yale University.
He was previously Executive Vice President for Finance and Treasurer of Columbia University and Vice Chancellor for Budget and Planning of the City University of New York. Earlier he was Special Assistant for Budget and Planning to the Acting President of Yale University; an Associate with the consulting firm of Booz, Allen & Hamilton; and a Program Officer with the International Exchange Program.
Dr. Knerr has taught English Literature at Columbia College, Public Policy and Nonprofit Management at Columbia University Graduate School of Business, English Literature at Indiana University, Philosophy at Yale University and Public Policy at the New School. He has written and published widely on strategy, non-profit organizations, public policy, higher education and literature. He is the author of Shelley’s Adonais: A Critical Edition (Columbia University Press).
Dr. Knerr is currently Treasurer of Words Without Borders and a Board member of the Keats-Shelley Association and New York Society Library. He recently stepped down as Coordinating Director of the Delaware Group of Mutual Funds. In addition, he is President Emeritus of the Sea Turtle Conservancy and President Emeritus of United Neighborhood Houses of New York City. He has previously served on numerous other nonprofit and corporate boards. He is a member of the Foreign Policy Association, New York Economic Club and Phi Beta Kappa.
He received his BA magna cum laude in mathematics and philosophy, his MA cum laude in English literature from Yale University and his PhD in English literature from New York University.