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Jon Vosper

Technical Advisor
Economic Empowerment, International Rescue Committee

Jon Vosper began working at the International Rescue Committee in Phoenix in November 2003, implementing IRC in Phoenix’s first Financial Education program. The program was recognized by RefugeeWorks (now known as Higher) as a best practice and was garnered Outstanding Marketing Award by the program's donor HSBC for two years. Later promoted to Community and Economic Development Manager in 2005, Mr. Vosper built a variety of economic development programs including, the IRC’s Microenterprise Development and Child Microenterprise Development Programs, Individual Development Accounts Program, Opportunity Passport program, Financial Education program, Workforce Development, and New Roots Farm and Food Security program. In 2014, Mr. Vosper was promoted to Deputy Director. He currently works as the Technical Advisor for Economic Empowerment Programs, assisting offices to develop and grow robust economic opportunities for refugees. Mr. Vosper has spoken nationally on economic development programming and has been a trainer for the Office of Community Services Assets for Independence program. Mr. Vosper has been speaker on a number of national webinars as well.  He was a main speaker at the 2012 North Korean Refugees Foundation conference and was published in the conference materials. Mr. Vosper is a licensed trainer for Financial Coaches, training nationally. Mr. Vosper was previously a financial advisor for AIG and UBS. He attended Minnesota State University, obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature, with a post-graduate teaching certificate in English as a Second Language.