Executive Director, Community Affairs & Corporate Responsibility
Jamie Sears is Executive Director of UBS Community Affairs & Corporate Responsibility, Americas, and serves as Head of Strategic Partnerships and Programs. She develops and manages the firm's two flagship philanthropic initiatives focused in the areas of education and entrepreneurship: UBS NextGen Leaders, a $10 million, multi-year investment to increase college access and success for lower-income, first-generation college goers; and Elevating Entrepreneurs, a portfolio of partnerships and programs that provide training, access to capital and network building opportunities. Prior to UBS, Jamie held a variety of roles in the Office at Corporate Engagement at Goldman Sachs, including serving on the launch team for 10,000 Women, a global business and management education initiative for women entrepreneurs; creating and managing the engagement strategy for 10,000 Small Businesses, a domestic initiative focused on business growth and job creation; and as a program officer working with leading scholarship organizations to support underrepresented women pursuing business careers. Jamie's previous experience includes launching and managing the New York University Reynolds Foundation Program in Social Entrepreneurship, and working at Teach for America on the corps member selection and national development teams. Her early experience at TFA influenced her life-long commitment to social impact, education equity, and community development. Jamie serves on the National College Access Network Board of Directors, Social Innovation Summit Council, and is an advisor to Clinton Global Initiative America. She received an M.P.A. from New York University Wagner School of Public Service, and a B.A. from Pennsylvania State University.