CEO of the Anti-Defamation League
Jonathan Greenblatt is the CEO of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and its sixth National Director. As chief executive of ADL, Jonathan leads all aspects of one of the most respected civil rights organizations in the country. He is an accomplished entrepreneur and innovative leader with deep experience in the private, public, and non-profit sectors.
Under Greenblatt, ADL has worked in new and expanded ways to combat and uncover anti-Semitism – online and offline, in the United States and around the world, cementing longstanding relationships and building new partners. The organization held the first “Never is Now” event, a groundbreaking conference that was the largest gathering on anti-Semitism in the history of ADL.
Prior to joining the ADL, Greenblatt 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 the business that launched Ethos Water, the premium bottled water that helps children around the world access clean water. Ethos Water pioneered the idea of linking cause to consumption and was acquired by Starbucks Coffee Company in 2005. Following the acquisition, Jonathan was named vice president of global consumer products at Starbucks and joined the board of the Starbucks Foundation.
Jonathan also founded All for Good, one of the largest databases of volunteer opportunities on the Internet. It was acquired by Points of Light in 2011. Prior, Jonathan served as CEO of GOOD Worldwide, a diversified media company whose products include the award-winning GOOD Magazine and the popular website GOOD. Earlier in his career, he worked as an executive at REALTOR (now Move Networks), joining the company as a product manager and eventually heading up its consumer products unit.
From 2006 to 2011, Jonathan 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. Jonathan graduated cum laude with a BA from Tufts University and earned his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.