Jason Ewas is a Policy Manager at Aspen FSP, where he serves as policy lead on a range of topics, including public and private benefits and inclusive saving and investing. His work focuses on building public and private systems that enable economic dignity for all and make it possible for families to invest in themselves and their future.
Prior to joining Aspen FSP, Jason was the Senior Policy Manager at Commonwealth, a nonprofit focused on advancing financial security. While there, he led Commonwealth’s partnership with the CFPB to clarify regulations on emergency savings, managed a project with a Fortune 100 company to lay the groundwork for a cutting-edge emergency savings program, and organized and executed a rapid campaign around raising awareness of crucial pandemic-related tax changes in 2021.
Jason was also the founder and first Director of the Economic Mobility Lab in the Mayor’s Office at the City of Boston under Mayor Martin J. Walsh. At the Lab, he set the strategic direction for the office, managed a team, and collaborated with departments to advance innovative projects on childcare and Children’s Savings Accounts, which have remained major projects at the City several years later. He also led the City’s work in supporting employee-owned companies.
He has a Masters in Public Administration from the McCormack Graduate School at UMass Boston and a Bachelors of Arts in English from Cornell University.