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Jonathan Greenblatt is a serial social entrepreneur whose career has included successful leadership roles in business, government and the nonprofit sector. Jonathan currently serves as CEO and National Director of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL).
Founded in 1913, ADL is the oldest anti-hate organization in the world and one of the premier civil rights organizations in the US. Since starting at ADL, Jonathan has modernized ADL, innovated its techniques for fighting hate, expanded its partnerships and increased its impact. In turn, Jonathan has been named by the Nonprofit Times as one of the top 50 nonprofit CEOs in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.
Prior to ADL, Jonathan served as Special Assistant to President Obama and Director of the Office of Social Innovation at the White House. Before working in the West Wing, Jonathan led a series of successful ventures in the private sector. He co-founded Ethos Water (acquired by Starbucks Coffee Company, 2005) and served as Starbucks VP of Global Consumer Products; founded All for Good (acquired by Points of Light, 2011); served as CEO of GOOD Worldwide; and was an early employee at REALTOR.com (IPO, 1999; acquired by News Corp, 2014); and worked as an operating partner at Satori Capital, a private equity firm focused on conscious capitalism. In 2015, he served as a senior fellow at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. From 2006 - 2011, he taught social entrepreneurship at the Anderson School of Management at UCLA.
Jonathan has served on numerous corporate and nonprofit boards including the Ron Brown Scholars Foundation, KABOOM!, the Starbucks Foundation and Water.org. He has testified before the US Congress, UK Parliament; spoken at a variety of prominent events including the World Economic Forum, Aspen Ideas Festival, SXSW, and TEDx; and his writing has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, and numerous other outlets.
Jonathan earned an MBA at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and graduated cum laude with a BA from Tufts University. He is a Next Generation Fellow of the American Assembly, a member of the 2007 class of Henry Crown Fellows and the Aspen Global Leadership Network at the Aspen Institute and a lifelong member of Red Sox Nation.