Ray Boshara directs the Asset Building Program at the New America Foundation. The program aims to significantly broaden the ownership of assets in the U.S. and around the world. Previously Boshara served in the U.S. Congress and United Nations as a policy advisor on economic opportunity issues. He has also worked in the private sector for CFED, the Aspen Institute, and Ernst & Young. Boshara has testified before Congress and advised the Bush and Clinton Administrations, as well as leaders in Europe and elsewhere, on asset-building policies.
He has written for The New York Times, The Atlantic Monthly, Esquire, and the Brookings Institution, and has appeared several times on C-SPAN and radio programs across the U.S. A graduate of the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, Yale Divinity School, and Ohio State University, Boshara is the recipient of several leadership awards, including a Littauer Fellowship at Harvard and CFED's Asset Building Innovation Award. In 2002, he was selected by Esquire magazine as one of America's Best and Brightest.