Todd Manwaring

Todd Manwaring


Office: 360A TNRB
Phone: 801-422-1781
Email: manwaring@byu.edu

Biography:

Todd is the Ashoka U Changemaker Campus Change Leader at Brigham Young University. He is the founder and director of both the Melvin J. Ballard Center for Economic Self-Reliance (2003) and Peery Social Entrepreneurship Program (2010).

The overarching goal of the Ballard Center and the Peery Program is to help students learn how to solve social problems. In the 2015-2016 academic year 1,236 students participated in semester long classes, internships, and competitions. Another 3,500 participated in events throughout the year.

Before coming to BYU, Todd co-founded Unitus, a group of nonprofit and for-profit organizations helping over 57 million clients in their move out of poverty.

Todd previously worked in the computer industry for Sequent (purchased by IBM in 1997) and Nixdorf Computers.

Education:

  • M.S., Organizational Behavior, Brigham Young University, 2000
  • B.S., Computer Science, Brigham Young University, 1987

Selected Publications:

  • "Small-Fortunes Website", Small Fortunes: Microcredit and the Future of Poverty, Co-Author, 2005.    
  • "United for Zion: Principles for Uniting the Saints to Eliminate Poverty", Co-Author, 2000.    
  • "Microcredit and Microenterprise Organizations in the United States", Small Really is Beautiful: Micro Approaches to Third World Development-Microentrepreneurship, Microenterprise, and Microfinance, Chapter Author, 1997.    

Experience:

    Professional
    • Board Member, University Impact Fund, 2010
    • Board Member, Romney Institute of Public Management, 2005
    • Co-Founder, Trustee, & Executive Director, Action Against Poverty, 2001 - 2003
    • Co-Founder, Trustee, & Executive Director, Unitus (prev. Humanitiarian Link), 1998 - 2002
    • Senior Account Executive, Sequent Computer Systems, 1989 - 1997
    • Senior Systems Engineer, Nixdorf Computer, 1986 - 1989

Awards:

  • Changemaker Campus , Ashoka U , 2012
  • E-5-0 (Enlightened Fifty) , The Community Foundation of Utah , 2011
  • Innovation Award - SE On-Campus Internship , Ashoka U , 2011
  • E-5-0 (Enlightened Fifty) , The Community Foundation of Utah , 2010
  • Community Service Award , Utah Valley Entrepreneurs’ Forum , 2008

Languages:

  • Spanish

Administrative Assignments:

  • Director — Melvin J. Ballard Center for Economic Self-Reliance, 2003

BYU Citizenship:

  • Publisher, ESR Review, 2006 - 2008
  • Publisher, Journal of Microfinance, 2003 - 2005