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Jonathan Greenblatt – Obama-Biden Presidential Transition Team

SOCAP Global June 16, 2009

Jonathan Greenblatt is a member of the faculty at the Anderson School of Management at UCLA, an experienced corporate executive and successful social entrepreneur.

Jonathan formerly served as CEO of GOOD Worldwide where he oversaw its growth from a small publishing company into a diversified media company and lifestyle brand. Prior to his appointment to GOOD, Greenblatt co-founded Ethos Brands, the business that launched Ethos Water, the premium bottled water that helps children around the world get clean water. In 2005, Starbucks Coffee Company acquired Ethos Water, making it one of only a handful of non-coffee businesses the company has purchased in its 30-plus year history. Greenblatt subsequently served as Starbucks vice president of global consumer products and as a member of the board of directors of the Starbucks Foundation.

A former government official specializing in international economics, Greenblatt served on the Technology and Innovation Team of the Obama-Biden Presidential Transition effort. He previously served as an aide in the Clinton White House and US Department of Commerce. Before joining the Clinton Administration, Greenblatt worked in Little Rock, Ark. on Gov. Bill Clinton’s first successful presidential campaign in 1992.

Along with his public service and work in private industry, Greenblatt has been an innovator in the non-profit realm. He developed the strategy for the United Nations Foundation

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