Jamie Sears is Head of Community Affairs & Corporate Responsibility, UBS Americas and leads the team that drives social impact through grant making, strategic partnerships, stakeholder engagement, employee volunteering and giving programs for more than 20,000 colleagues in the region. She was the architect of the firm’s corporate philanthropy strategy and oversaw the creation of UBS Elevating Entrepreneurs, a portfolio of programs focused on advancing inclusive entrepreneurship, including co-founding Project Entrepreneur. She also designed UBS NextGen Leaders, an initiative to increase college and career success for first-generation students.
Prior to UBS, Jamie held a variety of programmatic roles at Goldman Sachs’ Office of Corporate Engagement including launching the 10,000 Women and10,000 Small Businesses initiatives. Her previous experience includes establishing the New York University Reynolds Foundation Program in Social Entrepreneurship, and serving in key roles at Teach for America on the corps member selection and national development teams. She has a life-long commitment to education equity, community development, and social justice.
Jamie has a Master of Public Administration from New York University and a Bachelor of Arts in International Politics and Spanish from Penn State University. She is on the board of the National College Access Network, and a member of Entrepreneurship Funders Network, Conference Board Social Responsibility Council, and Social Innovation Summit Council. In her free time Jamie loves building her preschooler’s library, anything startups, and testing new recipes.