Caitlin MacLean is senior director of innovative finance at the Milken Institute. She oversees the research, development, execution, and follow-up of our Financial Innovations Labs, which promote financial solutions to overcome economic and social challenges. During MacLean's tenure at the Institute, the labs have resulted in concrete outcomes, including the creation of new investment funds to support biomedical research and the implementation of government policies to facilitate the growth of the renewable energy sector. She is the co-author of many lab reports and related journal articles. Prior to joining the Institute, MacLean worked in the for-profit sector developing marketing campaigns and communication strategies for Fortune 500 companies. She also worked in the nonprofit sector managing fundraising and program administration for arts development organizations. MacLean is a graduate of the New School University and has an MBA in finance from the Anderson School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles.