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Jonathan Greenblatt

CEO and National Director, ADL

Jonathan Greenblatt is the CEO and National Director of the Anti‐Defamation League (ADL), leading all aspects of one of the most respected anti‐hate organizations in the world. He is an accomplished entrepreneur and innovative leader with deep experience in the private, public, and non‐profit sectors.

 Since becoming CEO in July 2015, Greenblatt has modernized ADL while re‐focusing it on the mission that has driven the organization since its founding in 1913: to fight the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all. Under his leadership, ADL has worked in new and expanded ways to combat and uncover anti‐Semitism and hate through the ADL’s Center on Extremism. He has made investments in

fighting cyberhate and opened ADL's Center for Technology & Society in Silicon Valley and vocally opposed bigoted and inhumane policies such as the separation of children and families at the border as well as the “Muslim Ban."

Prior to joining ADL, Greenblatt worked as a Special Assistant to President Obama and served as Director of the Office of Social Innovation. He came to that role after a career as a serial social entrepreneur and corporate executive starting and scaling businesses focused on creation economic value and social good. He co-founded Ethos Brands, the business that created Ethos Water and was acquired by Starbucks in 2005. Jonathan subsequently served as VP of Global Consumer Products at Starbucks and as a member of the board of the Starbucks Foundation. In addition, Greenblatt founded All for Good, a social venture incubated at Google. He also served as CEO of GOOD Worldwide and VP of Consumer Products at


Jonathan has served on numerous corporate and nonprofit boards including KaBoom, Ronald Brown Scholars program and Jonathan graduate cum laude with a BA from Tufts University and earned his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a senior fellow at the Wharton School of Business and a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute.  

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