Ray Boshara Vice President, Senior Research Fellow, New America Foundation

Ray Boshara is Vice President and Senior Research Fellow at the New America Foundation, a Washington-based think-tank. Until July 2009, he was the director of the Asset Building Program, and launched the Next Social Contract and College Savings Initiatives at New America as well.

Boshara has advised the Clinton, George W. Bush and Obama Administrations and policymakers worldwide, has testified before Congress, and given speeches around the world on strategies to build savings and wealth for low- and moderate-income persons. He has written for The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Atlantic Monthly, Esquire, and the Brookings Institution, and has been interviewed on television and radio programs across the U.S. His book, The Next Progressive Era, co-authored with Phillip Longman, was published in April 2009.

Boshara serves on many national commissions and advisory boards, including the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Economic Mobility Project of the Pew Charitable Trusts.

Prior to joining New America in 2002, Boshara worked for the Select Committee on Hunger in the U.S. Congress, the United Nations in Rome, CFED, and Ernst & Young. He is a graduate of Ohio State University, Yale Divinity School, and the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard.