Jose E. Corona is the Director of Equity and Strategic Partnerships under Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf.
Jose E. Corona is the Director of Equity and Strategic Partnerships under Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf. In this role, Jose serves as senior advisor to the Mayor, with the responsibility of creating, coordinating, and facilitating public/private/ philanthropic partnerships that foster equitable opportunities and benefits for the people of Oakland. Prior to this, Jose served as CEO of Inner City Advisors (ICA) for 10 years and led ICA to becoming a nationally recognized, award-winning organization for its work on scaling small businesses and entrepreneurs as a way to create good jobs, especially for people with highest need. Jose is an Aspen Institute Quality Jobs Fellow and member of the Aspen Latinos & Society Program. In 2017, Jose was voted by Planetizen as one of the Top 100 Most Influential Urbanists that have had the most influence on the places and environments that we call home. He serves on the Board of several organizations including ICA/Fund Good Jobs, BALLE and YMCA of The East Bay. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from UC Davis, and Entrepreneur Management Development Certification from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.