Managing Director, Community Impact & Corporate Responsibility at UBS
Jamie Sears is Managing Director, Head of Community Impact & Corporate Responsibility, UBS Americas and leads the team driving regional corporate citizenship and social impact through strategic grantmaking and partnerships, stakeholder engagement, employee volunteering and giving programs. As the architect of the region’s corporate philanthropy strategy, she led the creation of UBS Elevating Entrepreneurs, a portfolio of programs focused on advancing inclusive entrepreneurship and capital, including co-founding Project Entrepreneur. She also designed UBS NextGen Leaders, an initiative to increase college and career success for first-generation students.
Prior to UBS, Jamie held a variety of programmatic roles at Goldman Sachs’ Office of Corporate Engagement including launching the 10,000 Women and 10,000 Small Businesses initiatives. Her previous experience includes establishing the New York University Reynolds Foundation Program in Social Entrepreneurship, and serving in key roles at Teach for America on the corps member selection and national development teams. She has a life-long commitment to advancing equity and over the past 20 years has been on the ground floor of launching and scaling multiple award-winning social impact initiatives of over $1B in aggregate for leading cross-sector organizations.
Jamie has a Master of Public Administration from New York University and a Bachelor of Arts in International Politics and Spanish from Penn State University. She is on the board of the National College Attainment Network, Conference Board Social Responsibility Council Executive Committee, and a member of Entrepreneurship Funders Network. In her free time Jamie loves building her elementary school child’s library, anything startups, and testing new recipes.