Jonathan Greenblatt, A92, the CEO and sixth national director of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), is an accomplished entrepreneur and innovative leader with deep experience in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. As chief executive of ADL, he leads all aspects of one of the most respected civil rights organizations in the country. After his first year at the helm of ADL he was recognized in the NonProfitTimes 2016 “Power & Influence Top 50” list.
Prior to heading ADL, he served in the White House as special assistant to President Obama and director of the Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation. He came to that role after a long career as a serial social entrepreneur and corporate executive, starting and scaling businesses focused on creating economic value and social good. He co-founded Ethos Brands, the business that launched Ethos Water and was acquired by Starbucks Coffee Company in 2005. Following the acquisition, he was named vice president of global consumer products at Starbucks and joined the board of the Starbucks Foundation.
Mr. Greenblatt also founded All for Good (AFG), the open data platform designed to enable more people to serve. Prior to AFG, he served as CEO of GOOD Worldwide, a diversified media company whose products include the award-winning GOOD magazine and the popular website GOOD.is.
Mr. Greenblatt taught social entrepreneurship at the Anderson School of Management at UCLA. In 2015, he served as a senior fellow at the Wharton School of Management. He graduated cum laude with a B.A. from Tufts University and earned his M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
He is a member of the 2006 class of Henry Crown Fellows at the Aspen Institute and is a Next Generation Fellow of the American Assembly.