Nonprofit, Non-Profit, Non-Profit Management, Nonprofit Management


Chad Hooper is the founder of CPM Leadership Consultants. His expertise is in helping values-oriented teams develop internal processes and cultures conducive to achieving their missions. Chad believes that legal and regulatory bureaucracy should never be a barrier to people making this world a better place. He is inspired by the idealism he finds throughout the nonprofit sector and is committed to being a resource and support – connecting values and drive with practical solutions and sustainable outcomes. Closing this advocacy loop is Chad’s passion and he’s proud to bring that skill to small community projects like mutual aid programs and large national projects like the federal government’s racial and social justice initiatives for the Civil Service and our nation.

In Philadelphia, Chad works to improve his community in small and big ways. He is president of the South Philly Food Co-op (SPFC), the city’s newest community-owned grocery store. SPFC helps remedy a food desert for Chad’s neighbors and provides access to high-quality, healthful food while benefiting our local economy by promoting local producers. Chad serves on the board of the Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance (PACA), a charitable nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of people in the Philadelphia region by growing the cooperative economy. Chad also works to organize his community around important issues through his work with Reclaim Philadelphia. He is especially interested in promoting the interests, health, and safety of public school students throughout the city.

Chad is the Executive Director of the Professional Managers Association, a national membership association advocating on behalf of leaders and emerging leaders in the federal government. He is also the Executive

Director of the National Association of Assistant United States Attorneys, a professional society advocating on behalf of career federal prosecutors and the fair administration of justice. He works with agencies and Congress to promote good governance and enhance leadership throughout the Civil Service. Chad is Board Treasurer for the Federal Employee Education & Assistance Fund, the only charitable nonprofit devoted solely to providing emergency financial assistance and scholarships to civilian federal and postal public servants and their families. Chad is also a Lifetime Member of Federally Employed Women, a professional organization working for the advancement and professional growth of people of marginalized genders in federal service while also working to end sex and gender discrimination. He is a member of the American Society of Association Executives. 

For a dozen years, Chad served in the Treasury department, most recently as National Quality Manager. He also instructed transformational leadership courses for new and current managers throughout the nation. Prior to joining the civil service, Chad was a program director for a community health center and worked with several nonprofits, shelters, and his local food co-op to organize a comprehensive safety net for 35,000 indigent people living with chronic or terminal illnesses.

Chad is originally from eastern Long Island, New York, but his studies took him to Hawaii, Florida, Montana, and New Hampshire. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Montana, a Master of Science in Forensic Accounting from New England College, and is an IRS Senior Management Readiness Program graduate. His interests include travel, art history, and public education. 

Based in South Philadelphia, Chad splits his free time between baking for his husband, Max, and overparenting their cats, Crinkles, Iris, and Porchester.

Courses Taught

  • PLCY 5001, Nonprofit Organization and Management