Damon serves as the Senior Director of Economic Development at The Boston Foundation. In this role, Damon works to ensure that all Greater Boston residents have access to economic opportunity regardless of gender, race, ethnicity or socio-economic status.
Damon Cox joined The Boston Foundation in 2013 as Director of Economic Development, overseeing the Foundation’s portfolio of investments focusing on economic mobility and workforce development. Upon joining TBF, Damon introduced two additional areas of focus for the portfolio: entrepreneurship and innovation. The goal being to empower Boston residents who traditionally don’t have access to the social or economic capital to start a business, and to encourage more women and underrepresented minorities to participate in the Innovation Economy. Previously, Damon was the Director and Program Designer for the Boston Small Business Competition -- a competition designed to create and support business development opportunities for residents in Boston’s Roxbury, Dorchester and Mattapan neighborhoods. In addition, he served as Director for Capital and Evaluation for Boston Rising, a small private philanthropy with the mission of eliminating inter-generational poverty. In that role, Damon devised and managed Boston Rising’s Entrepreneurship Development Initiative, which provided capital and technical assistance to a growing network of burgeoning entrepreneurs in Boston’s inner city neighborhoods.
Damon also has over a decade of experience in marketing and communications in the entertainment and media business. He served as VP of Marketing and Promotions for Universal Music Group.
He currently serves on the boards of MassChallenge and The Venture Café, and is a member of Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s Task Force on Foreign-Trained Professionals.
Damon received a Bachelor of Science degree from The University of North Florida.
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