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Jonathan Coleman

Ex-Oficio

In his five years at ASSETS, first as Director of Programs, and now as Co-Executive Director, Jonathan has helped the organization become a recognized leader in building equitable, entrepreneurship ecosystems and in integrating the concepts of impact and social good into a local business culture.  Jonathan has overseen the launch of several successful initiatives, including The Great Social Enterprise Pitch, Lending Circles Microloan program, Impact Loan Fund, and the Measure What Matters program.  Jonathan has also been chosen by the World Economic Forum as a Global Shaper, FIELD at the Aspen Institute as an ELM² Fellow, and received the 2016 Innovator Award from the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce.

Before his work at ASSETS, Jonathan worked for 5 years in community and economic development globally, including projects in Latin America, the Middle East, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the United States.  Among other accomplishments, he launched and managed a successful education-based pilot project in Zambia, oversaw the growth of a child sponsorship program in the Dominican Republic, taught as an adjunct professor of business at Eastern University, and aided in the job placement of recently arrived refugees in the United States.  He holds an MBA in Economic Development and is fluent in Spanish.

An entrepreneur at heart, Jonathan has a passion for finding and developing innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing problems and a strong belief in the power of business to help facilitate positive societal change on a local, national, and global scale.