Bright Futures

Jonathan Liebert eyes social enterprise

CEO and Executive Director of the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado and the Colorado Institute for Social Impact, Jonathan is a Colorado Springs native. He is a recognized Leader in Colorado by the Beanstalk Foundation, and a 2016 Rising Star Award recipient by the Colorado Springs Business Journal. During his tenure at the BBB, Jonathan has increased awareness of the importance of integrity and trust in business and has revitalized the BBB brand that has played a crucial role in Southern Colorado for more than 35 years.

Previously, Jonathan served as Vice President of AspenPointe Enterprises, where he spent 14 years building a stronger community through social enterprise, solving prevalent social issues, and serving disadvantaged populations. Jonathan is one of the co-creators of the Peer Navigator Model, an innovative peer support model for the military that was presented to the White House Joining Forces Team and has been featured in the New York Times and Time Magazine. Jonathan is currently building the Colorado Institute for Social Impact which is an education-based social enterprise created to enhance and organize the emerging Fourth Sector of the economy, that uses entrepreneurial strategies to solve social issues in our community.

Jonathan is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Business at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs and currently serves on the following community boards: Colorado Nonprofit Association, Colorado Chapter of the Social Enterprise Alliance (past Chair), Pikes Peak Workforce Investment Board, Junior Achievement Board, The Resource Exchange Board, Vice Chair of Silver Key Social Enterprises, PPCC Business Advisory Committee, Innovations in Aging Collaborative Board and the Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center Advisory Board. Jonathan has a Masters in Counseling Psychology and Counselor Education from the University of Colorado Health and Sciences Center.