CEO, Anti-Defamation League
Jonathan Greenblatt is the CEO of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and its sixth national director. As chief executive of ADL, Greenblatt 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. Since becoming CEO in July 2015, Greenblatt has modernized the organization while re-focusing it on the dual mission it has had since its founding in 1913: to fight the defamation of the Jewish people, and to secure justice and fair treatment for all. Among many successes under Greenblatt, ADL has worked in new and expanded ways to combat and uncover anti-Semitism—online, offline, in the US, around the world, and with new partners. He has led the fight against the anti-Semitic boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement that seeks to delegitimize the state of Israel, vocally opposed bigoted policies such as the “Muslim Ban,” and cemented ADL as the leader in tracking and fighting cyber hate. Prior to joining 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 graduated cum laude with a bachelor of arts degree from Tufts University and earned his master of business administration degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.