Advisory Committee on Economic Inclusion (ComE-IN)
Guest Speaker Biographies - Ray Boshara
Ray Boshara is Vice President for Domestic Policy Programs, Director of
the Next Social Contract Initiative, and Director of the Asset Building
Program at the New America Foundation, a post-partisan think tank based
in Washington, D.C.
Boshara is an
expert on savings and asset ownership strategies for low-income persons,
and in that capacity he has testified before Congress, published widely,
and advised leading policymakers around the world. Before joining New
America, he worked for
CFED, the U.S. Congress, the United Nations in Rome, and Ernst & Young.
He has written for The Washington Post, The New York Times,
The Atlantic Monthly, Esquire, and the Brookings
Institution, and has appeared on CNBC, C-SPAN and radio programs across
the nation. His book, The Next Progressive Era, co-authored with
New America Schwartz Senior Fellow Phillip Longman, will be published in
Boshara is a graduate of Ohio State University, Yale Divinity School,
and the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. He was named a
PaceSetter at Ohio State, a Littauer Fellow at Harvard, and selected by
Esquire magazine as one of America's Best and Brightest.