Noémi Giszpenc


Noémi Giszpenc is Executive Director of the Cooperative Development Institute, the source for cooperative business development in the Northeast. She began her career as an economics researcher at the World Bank; worked as an editor at the Nonprofit Quarterly, a magazine for nonprofit managers; and became a principal at Ownership Associates, Inc., a consulting firm in Cambridge, MA specializing in developing an ownership culture at employee-owned firms. As part of earning a master's degree in Community Economic Development from Southern New Hampshire University, Noémi completed a thesis on the creation of a cooperative economy in the Northeast, including the practical development of an interactive cooperative directory, which has now evolved into the Data Commons Cooperative. She has a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.