Center for Social Impact Advisory Board

Todd M. Manwaring

Membership Information:

Member Since: 2023


Job Title: Professor & Managing Director
Company: Brigham Young University
Location: Utah, United States




Todd is founder and managing director of the BYU Economic Self-Reliance Center ( He is a Marriott School faculty member and teaches MBA and MPA courses on Social Entrepreneurship and Nonprofit Resource Development.

Todd is an alumnus of BYU with a Master of Organizational Behavior and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. He worked previously in the computer industry in Salt Lake City, Boston, and Seattle. In his last position at Sequent Computer Systems he managed a team of computer professionals for that company's largest account at Boeing having grown it from a $2 million to a $150 million account (one-fifth of Sequent's worldwide revenue).

In 1997 Todd left this IT career behind and started a second career in economic development. Since that time he has been instrumental in the startup of a number of economically focused development organizations participating as consultant, board member, and executive director. He co-founded two existing organizations: Unitus (a 2006, 2007, & 2008 Fast Company Social Capitalist Awards winner) and HELP International. Todd is an ex officio advisory board member of the George W. Romney Institute of Public Management at BYU. He has direct economic development and international research experience in: Kenya, Bangladesh, Bolivia, El Salvador, Ghana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, and The Philippines.

Todd, his wife Kristine, and their family reside in Provo, Utah.

Chartered by BYU in March 2003, the BYU Economic Self-Reliance Center is housed in the Marriott School of Management and focuses on social entrepreneurship ventures and programs that bring about economic self-reliance.