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Jasmine E. Sessoms

Jasmine E. Sessoms is a civic, philanthropic and political leader in the City of Philadelphia. She is a lifelong Philadelphian with a true passion for The City. Jasmine has most recently served as Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs for Hilco Redevelopment Partners and Executive Director of Hilco Redevelopment Partners Foundation. In this role Jasmine oversees community, government, ESG  initiatives, DEI and workforce development initiatives.

Prior to joining Hilco Redevelopment Partners, Jasmine served as the Government Relations Officer at Community College of Philadelphia in the President’s Cabinet. In this role Jasmine responsible for overseeing all government funding initiatives, legislation, and spearheaded the historic Catto Scholarship Program, making Community College of Philadelphia more accessible by being free for first time, full time students.  Jasmine also served as the Managing Executive Director of The Fund for Philadelphia, where she oversaw $17 million of grants to deliver on the goals of the Mayor of Philadelphia’s philanthropic priorities. She served in this role under Mayor Michael A. Nutter, and Mayor James F. Kenney.

In 2014 Jasmine founded a nonprofit organization She Can Win, whose mission is to train and invest in Women, specifically Women of Color to run for office. To date She Can Win has trained over 1,000 Women throughout the country. Most recently She Can Win hosted a roundtable discussion in partnership with Vice President Kamala Harris in Philadelphia.

Jasmine has been recognized both nationally and locally as a political leader. Jasmine graduated from Morgan State University and holds a master’s degree in organizational development and leadership from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She also serves on a multitude of boards and commissions: Cheyney University Board of Trustees, Philadelphia Works, and The Mann Music Center.

To learn more about Jasmine Sessoms visit: www.jasminesessoms.com