Aaron Tanaka is a Boston based community organizer and impact investor. As the founding executive director of the Boston Workers Alliance in 2005, he helped organize no/low-income workers of color into one of Boston's leading grassroots economic justice organizations. After leaving the BWA, Aaron helped start the Boston Impact Initiative, an impact investment fund making value driven loans and equity investments to grow an inclusive local economy. Since 2012, Aaron has also led the formation of the Center for Economic Democracy, an emerging movement intermediary, building grassroots capacity to lead transformative policy campaigns and new economy initiatives. He holds a B.A. from Harvard University and an M.S. in Community Economic Development from Southern New Hampshire University.
Aaron Tanaka is a Co-chair of the Board at the New Economy Coalition.