Dr. Cloud is the CEO of the National Sleep Foundation (NSF), a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit foundation dedicated to advancing sleep health and safety. A native of Chicago, he received his undergraduate and MBA from DePaul University. His career has been marked by an unusual blend of business and nonprofit pursuits. Early in his career, he ran an insurance subsidiary of a health care organization. He later moved to the American Medical Association where he worked on political and advocacy efforts and led large-scale strategic reorganizational planning involving hundreds of specialty and regional medical organizations. After 15 years in medical association leadership, he moved to the private sector as president of professional services firm, PRRI, serving distinguished surgical and interventional medical specialty organizations domestically and globally, including the American Surgical Association, American Association for Thoracic Surgery, the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery,
Society of Vascular Surgeons, and more. As CEO of the NSF, he has been instrumental in pioneering private-sector educational campaigns with health care and consumer companies to bring sleep health and safety education to the public and championing innovation in sleep.