Jamie Sears is Executive Director of UBS Community Affairs & Corporate Responsibility, Americas, and serves as Head of Strategic Partnerships and Programs. She oversees the firm’s flagship philanthropic initiatives focused in the areas of education and entrepreneurship: UBS NextGen Leaders, a multi-year commitment to increase college and career success for first-generation, lower-income students; and UBS Elevating Entrepreneurs, a portfolio of partnerships and programs to drive economic growth and enable entrepreneurs to build their companies, create jobs and contribute to local communities.
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; creating and managing the engagement strategy for 10,000 Small Businesses; and as a program officer working with leading scholarship organizations to support underrepresented female undergraduates pursuing business careers. Her previous experience includes launching and managing the Reynolds Foundation Program in Social Entrepreneurship at New York University, 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 education equity, economic empowerment, and community development. Jamie is a member of the National College Access Network Board of Directors and the Social Innovation Summit Council.
She received an M.P.A. from New York University Wagner School of Public Service, and a B.A. from Pennsylvania State University.