Tomás Durán

Tomás E. Durán

Job Quality Fellow, Class of 2018-19, Economic Opportunities Program

President, Concerned Capital, Los Angeles, CA

Tomás Durán is the President of Concerned Capital, Inc. (CC), a social benefit corporation based in Los Angeles, CA. His team developed the Transfer of Ownership (TOO) Program, which recycles manufacturing companies by transferring ownership from retiring owners to employees.

He is also the Administrator for Special Projects at the USC Center for Economic Development. At USC he works with manufacturers in the defense supply chain as part of the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership for Southern California.

Prior to creating CC, Tomás worked as a Program Manager for the Whittier Redevelopment Agency and Vice President of Real Estate for Genesis LA Economic Growth Corp. Plaza La Alameda, a South LA retail center that created hundreds of jobs, was a project he provided gap financing for.

In addition to CC and USC, he is a part-time instructor for the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy and serves on the Board of Directors for the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies and the Community Advisory Board for Dudley Ventures Community Investment. Tomás has a Master’s in Planning from the University of Southern California.
Tomás married his college sweetheart and they live in Whittier, CA with their two sons and mischievous dog.

Tomás Durán is a member of the Job Quality Fellowship Class of 2018-19. To learn more about the Job Quality Fellows, visit

The Job Quality Fellowship is part of the Economic Opportunity Fellows Network, a network of leadership and fellowship programs run by the Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program. Within this Network, EOP connects national and local leaders from across sectors — nonprofit, government, business, philanthropy, academia, and more — to advance policies and practices with the potential to help low- and moderate-income Americans thrive in today’s economy. Learn more at

Bio updated September 2018.

Authored by Tomás