Vice President and Director, Purpose Prize and
Encore Leadership Network, Civic Ventures
Jim Emerman is Vice President and Director for the Purpose Prize and Encore Leadership Network at Civic Ventures. For 17 years prior to joining the organization, Emerman worked at the American Society on Aging, the largest association of professionals working with and on behalf of older adults.
Most recently as Chief Operating Officer, he had primary responsibility for day-to-day operations and supervised all programmatic activities of the organization, including membership services and programs, publications, marketing, educational programs, special projects, administration, finance, human resources, operations, and information systems. He also has led ASA's efforts on issues ranging from older worker employment and corporate eldercare to assistive and information technology, family caregiving, medication use, and public policy, among many others. Prior to ASA, Emerman held positions of increasing responsibility in the development office of the University of California, Los Angeles and the University of California, Berkeley, where he was Director of Corporate and Foundations Relations at the time he left the University. He graduated from Harvard University magna cum laude with a B.A. in English literature.