February 16, 2017
Tomorrow morning, we are all excited to welcome Jodi Lox Mansbach as Federation’s Chief Impact Officer. In this newly created role, Jodi will provide executive leadership and strategic vision for Federation both internally and in collaboration with our affiliates and partners. Jodi is a bold and innovative thinker with strengths in planning, marketing, and nonprofit business. (We absolutely love her design for the rooftop at Ponce City Market!) Much of Jodi’s work here will focus on planning and innovation — developing a new allocations model based on principles of collective impact for our domestic and overseas partners. She will help us design organizational evaluation tools that measure shared outcomes, and will be very involved in the Community Study roll-out.
Jodi is an advocate of the New Urbanism, a human-scaled approach to city planning. Most recently, she worked with the City of Atlanta to launch Atlanta City Studio, Atlanta’s first pop-up urban design center that is incubating new ideas about the design of the City. As a Vice President at Jamestown LP, a real estate investment and management firm, Jodi was a key player in the development of mixed-use properties in the Southeast. She launched Jamestown’s first sustainability program and started and ran Jamestown Charitable Foundation, which supports local food movements, parks and green space, alternative transportation, and design.
Jodi brings tremendous depth of understanding of the trends and challenges facing the nonprofit world. For several years she was Vice President of WordOne LLC, a boutique marketing communications and branding agency for nonprofit and foundation clients. Along with this, she is a true servant-leader, whose time and talents have been shared on our own board many more. Not surprisingly, Jodi is past winner of two Federation awards: the Mary and Max London People Power Award (2015) and the Gerald H. Cohen Community Development Award (2003).