Jasmine Gebon moved to Orlando from Florida’s space coast in 2003. She received both an MBA and BS in Business Management from the University of Central Florida (UCF). From a young age Jasmine was exposed to both the challenges and opportunities entrepreneurship brings. Her father had a small business and often had her work on special projects and tasks. She took a liking to process-oriented work, learning first-hand that successful outcomes could be garnered by creating and executing a well-thought plan. It’s no wonder then that she worked in the construction industry as a Project Manager for a few years before transitioning to the non-profit sector and joining BBIF in 2008.
A savvy professional who embodies the principles of leadership and integrity, her 12+ years of experience in the financial services industry serve as a strong foundation to deliver on her commitment to drive change for underserved businesses and communities. Passionate about the organization’s mission, Jasmine has worn several hats during her tenure, including roles in project management, event planning, marketing, advocacy, investor relations and fundraising. Jasmine has successfully managed several critical applications, for both certification and funding purposes. At last check (June 2020), Jasmine raised awards totaling over $33 million from the CDFI Fund, a host of bank foundations and other municipal/government opportunities.
Her outstanding work ethic has not gone unnoticed. In 2011 Jasmine was a finalist for the Orlando Business Journal (OBJ) Women Who Mean Business ‘Up-and-Comer’ award and in 2012 Jasmine was named one of OBJ’s 40 under 40. Jasmine was also named an “Up-and-Comer” awardee at the 2018 Onyx Magazine Women on the Rise event.
Jasmine she is a member of the National Black MBA Association, National Urban League, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the Society for Human Resource Management.