Salem Reiner, Partner

Salem delivers tactical consulting services to decision-makers in large organizations and small nonprofits focused on clarifying and realizing anchor institution, economic and community development, and community relations goals. Between late 2001 – mid-2020, including seven years in the office of the president, he supported executives and others across Johns Hopkins University (JHU) with setting and implementing the university’s anchor institution, economic development, and community relations strategic visions. Leadership included helping: co-managing the establishment and execution of the university’s first anchor institution initiative, a $1B equity-focused strategy; overseeing proactive community relations at five campuses; formulating the foundation of the combined Johns Hopkins University and Health System economic inclusion program; increasing off-campus housing options and reducing blight; empowering local civic leadership; founding and supporting community development nonprofits; advancing over $500MM in JHU capital projects; enhancing an multi-million dollar employee homebuying incentive program; launching two multi-year, multi-million dollar public school partnerships; and many other actions, all in collaboration with JHU and other stakeholders. Prior to joining Johns Hopkins, Mr. Reiner spent 15 years working on urban economic development and community revitalization for Baltimore County MD and Trenton NJ, as an aid to a ranking PA State Senator, and managing public – private consulting projects across the United States. Salem participates on multiple nonprofit community focused boards, task forces, and committees. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in sociology from St. Lawrence University and a Master’s degree in government administration with a concentration in urban economic development from the Fels Center of Government at the University of Pennsylvania.