Leadership & Staff

Gijs deLeede

Chief Financial Officer


    Gijs deLeede is the Chief Financial Officer for Children’s Defense Fund (CDF). With more than 20 years of experience in public, privately held and non-profit organizations, he brings expertise in developing, streamlining and strengthening financial processes to maximize revenue performance, cost savings and profitability. His track record includes improved financial performance, heightened productivity and enhanced internal controls. Previously, Mr. deLeede served as the Controller for Experience Works, Interim CFO for Phi Delta Kappa International, Director of Finance and Accounting for Atlantic media and held similar positions with National Geographic, AOL and Marriott among other companies.