Jacob Denney

Economic Justice Policy Director



Jacob Denney is SPUR’s economic justice policy director, leading our work to address the region’s economic inequity and develop an agenda for shared prosperity. He previously worked as the director of policy and research at the Insight Center, a national economic and racial justice organization. Formerly, Jacob worked on criminal justice reform at the Pew Charitable Trusts. Jacob also co-founded the Economic Justice Project at the Southern Poverty Law Center, a project aimed at helping people who have been harmed because of their economic status. Jacob received his Master of Public Policy from the Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California and his B.A. in political philosophy from UMass Boston.