Jamie Ponce

Director of Strategic Partnerships

City Tech Collaborative 

As Director of Strategic Partnerships with the City Tech Collaborative, Jamie drives breakthrough solutions to critical city challenges using technology, data analytics, and collaboration.  He previously served as Director of Innovation with the Environmental Law & Policy Center, a public interest and environmental advocacy group focused on clean energy, transportation, air, and water throughout the US Midwest.  From 2012-16, Jamie was the Chicago Director of Energy and Climate Innovation with the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, where he led initiatives on energy efficiency, sustainable development, food, and climate in the office of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and across a network of global megacities.

Prior to these roles, Jamie spent 10 years with global management consulting firm A.T. Kearney, specializing in corporate strategy, economic development, and resource efficiency.  These efforts - including work with the Rocky Mountain Institute, Africare, the Environmental Defense Fund, and the Packard Foundation - address some of the planet’s most pressing challenges through solutions that span industries, sectors, and ideologies.  Jamie advises several Chicago-area initiatives and serves on the board of directors at FamilyFarmed, a nonprofit organization and startup accelerator advancing the production, marketing, and distribution of local, healthy, responsible food.

Jamie holds a BA from Indiana University, a Master in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.