Keith Ellison serves as the Program Director of the Urban League of Philadelphia Entrepreneurship Center. Since launching the Center in 2008, his team of consultants and specialists has guided over 2,500 individuals in southeastern Pennsylvania in starting and running their own businesses. Keith also runs the Ellison Group, Inc., an executive coaching and management consulting firm, with an emphasis on improving managerial and communication skills of leaders in large organizations.
Prior to launching The Ellison Group, Keith served for two years as the Director of Consulting Services at the Wharton Small Business Development Center, providing technical assistance to high-growth businesses. Under his leadership, the Center coached more than 1,200 individuals and small businesses resulting in over $50 million in debt and equity financing. Keith teaches management communication at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and facilitates a ten-month leadership development course for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Development Institute in Harrisburg, PA.
Keith earned an MBA from the Wharton School and a B.S. in electrical engineering and mathematics from Carnegie Mellon University.