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Jason Cordova

Senior Program Officer

Jason Cordova joined The James Irvine Foundation in 2022 as a Senior Program Officer. Jason has more than 10 years of nonprofit experience, focused on inclusive economic and workforce development. He previously served as Vice President of Entrepreneurship and Workforce Development at the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce (LAACC), one of the country’s largest and oldest business associations. He was responsible for advancing LAACC’s small business support programs aimed at expanding capacity for underrepresented and underserved businesses in the Los Angeles region. Additionally, he led the Chamber’s workforce development initiatives that connected underrepresented talent to work-based learning and internships opportunities.

Before his time at LAACC, Jason served as Vice President for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership. During his tenure, Jason oversaw the organization’s economic, education, and workforce development strategies in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. Jason also served as Senior Program Coordinator at Bright Prospect and Program Manager for the Southern California College Access Network.

Jason is a first-generation college graduate with a degree in American Studies & Philosophy from Connecticut College.