Damon Cox

Senior Director of Economic Development, The Boston Foundation
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, and served as Music Director for Legendary Top 40 Radio Station WAPE-FM.
 
He currently serves on the boards of The Venture Café and Youth Design, 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.