Ben Mangan

Ben Mangan is the Executive Director of the Center for Social Sector Leadership (CSSL), and a Lecturer at Berkeley-Haas. Ben has been teaching strategy and leadership at Haas for the past five years, prior to joining the school full time to lead CSSL. Ben has used the past 20 years to spark prosperity and possibility in new ways by teaching; leading a consulting practice for Ernst & Young; driving organizational strategy for the early micro-payments company,; and co-founding EARN, the nation’s leading microsavings provider for low income Americans. Ben has been featured in Time Magazine, the Wall Street Journal and BusinessWeek. He has won multiple awards, including the James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award and the Fast Company Social Capitalist of the Year Award. He writes frequently on innovation in the social sector, with publications in the Stanford Social Innovation Review, and as a blogger for LinkedIn’s Influencers and the Huffington Post. He has held multiple board seats including Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Mission Economic Development Agency, and an appointment to the San Francisco Private Industry Council. Ben holds a BA from Vassar College and an MPP from Harvard’s Kennedy School.