Assistant Secretary of Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Before joining the Baker-Polito administration, Cox oversaw The Boston Foundation’s economic development portfolio of investments in workforce development, innovation, and economic mobility, where he steered capital and support to women and underrepresented minorities starting businesses. In addition, he led a joint effort with MassChallenge, to increase participant diversity, resulting in 30 women- and minority-led start-ups completing rigorous business training and mentorship. Damon held leadership roles at Boston Small Business Competition and Boston Rising, providing capital and technical assistance to aspiring entrepreneurs in Boston’s inner-city neighborhoods. Earlier in his career, Cox worked in the music industry, including 10 years at Universal Music Group in New York City. Damon earned a Bachelor of Science degree from The University of North Florida.