Strategy and Innovation Director
Jonathan’s background in Strategy and Innovation work has roots in his role as a Community Worker for the Illinois Student Assistance Commission, where he honed community-based approaches to addressing multifaceted issues and knowledge to leverage stakeholders and grow capacity to solve large-scale problems. In his time there, he worked with numerous elected officials, Operation Push, and supported a community partner in winning the Caesar Chavez Champions of Change Award. Jonathan has over 14 years of professional experience ranging from business management, marketing, sales, and finance; to higher education, professional speaking, and training; to nonprofit leadership, college and High School athletics, and entrepreneurship. He uses all of this experience to develop novel solutions. In addition to his professional roles, Jonathan is also a musician. He loves listening to, playing, and writing music and enjoys free time with his family.