As president of The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, Gerun Riley oversees the activities and investments of The Broad Foundation’s work in education, scientific and medical research, and the arts. Riley is also a member of the board of directors of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.
Riley began working for Eli and Edythe Broad in 2003 in an entry-level administrative position and assumed roles of increasing responsibility, serving as chief of staff, vice president, and most recently as senior vice president of the foundation. She has worked on a number of key initiatives including The Broad Prize for Urban Education, the architectural competition and opening of The Broad museum, and the foundation’s organizational strategy, design, and governance. She has also worked closely with major grantees including The Broad Stage, The Broad Institute, the Broad stem cell research centers at UCLA, USC, and UC San Francisco, and the Broad contemporary art museums at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Michigan State University.
Prior to joining The Broad Foundation, Riley worked in the New York office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom, where she collaborated with senior partners to run the firm’s pro bono department.
Riley graduated from Bowdoin College with a degree in neuroscience. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Jason Wilborn, a television writer and producer, and their two daughters.