Dr. Jaap Donath is Senior Vice President, Research & Strategic Planning, at the Beacon Council and has more than 20 years of economic development experience. His responsibilities include overseeing the research department, conducting economic impact analysis and the One Community One Goal initiative, a target industry strategic plan for Miami-Dade County. He is an Adjunct Professor at Barry University teaching International Business in the MBA program. Dr. Donath, a native of the Netherlands, received a Ph.D. and M.A in International Business and International Relations from the University of Miami and a B.A. from Windesheim University in the Netherlands.
He has published internationally 26 articles, book reviews, and op-ed articles and lectured and presented papers at conferences in the Netherlands, Sweden and the United States. He has been interviewed by national and regional media (Time Magazine, Bloomberg News, Florida Trend, and the Miami Herald). He has been a speaker at national and international economic development conferences.