Jeremy Stone has over 17 years of community economic development experience throughout North America and internationally. His career has included non-profit lending to historically marginalized entrepreneurs, community economic development planning with rural and urban communities, and extensive small business technical assistance and consulting. Jeremy is also a leader in economic resilience and has worked on various disaster recoveries including Hurricane Katrina, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the economic recovery of Lower Manhattan after 9/11, and the 2013 Colorado floods.
Previously, Jeremy was a senior financial analyst at Seedco Financial, where he co-managed a $20-million grant and loan program following Hurricane Katrina and developed the Southeast Louisiana Fisheries Assistance Center, a first-of-its-kind initiative that provided ongoing financial and technical assistance to commercial fishers. He is also a former Peace Corps volunteer, where he served with the National Chamber of Commerce in Mongolia, and a former economic development program manager for Ecotrust Canada, where he provided business planning services to First Nations and sustainable fisheries businesses.
Jeremy received his MPA in international economic development from New York University, and his BA in anthropology from Reed College where he studied the effect of 'cargo cults' on economic development in the South Pacific. He is currently completing a PhD in Community and Regional Planning at the University of British Columbia where his research is focused on analyzing retail and housing gentrification after disasters.
Jeremy is the Director of the Community Economic Development program at Simon Fraser University, co-instructor for Economics of Well-Being and Emerging Economic Theories & Practices, and a lead instructor for the LEAP! accelerator program. Jeremy also holds adjunct/sessional appointments at Tulane University in New Orleans and the University of British Columbia where he teaches courses in economic resilience and urban social justice.