Lecturers at the Jefferson Educational Society

Jeremy  Nowak

Jeremy Nowak is a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Drexel University’s Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation. He created The Reinvestment Fund, one of the largest community investment institutions in the United States, and chaired the Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. 

He is also the chair of investment committee for Spring Point Partners, on the board of directors of the University City Science Center in Philadelphia, on the Advisory Board of the Institute for Urban Research at the University of Pennsylvania, and a Senior Fellow at the Center for Impact Investment at the University of New Hampshire’s Carsey School of Public Policy.

Jeremy also chairs the board of The Philadelphia Citizen, a new media startup devoted to solutions based journalism. He consults on strategy for a variety of public, private, and civic institutions. A widely published author and columnist, he is the co-author with Bruce Katz of a new book that will be published by Brookings Press at the end of 2017, entitled The New Localism: How Cities Thrive in the Age of Populism.