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Jonathan D.

Lovitz 
1213 Walnut St. | Philadelphia, PA 19107  954.695.5896 | jdlovitz@gmail.com | @jdlovitz 

    Professional Summary 
A natural communicator and passionate advocate with proven business development, executive 
leadership, and public affairs experience. Trusted to build relationships that yield lasting results focused on 
company growth, sustainability, and socially impactful profitability.  

     
    Professional Experience 
National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) 2015 - Present 
Senior Vice President | Executive Leadership Team  

● Leads NGLCC external affairs, including press & media relations, public policy and government affairs, and 
economic/social advocacy, along with advisory roles with NGLCC corporate and government partners 
nationwide; reports directly to NGLCC President & CEO 
o 2018 Inaugural 40 Under 40 List from Business Equality Magazine  
o 2018 NYPD LGBT Officers’ Action League Community Leadership Award winner 
● Serves on the Executive Leadership Team of a global organization with a $5+ million dollar budget overseeing 
staff growth and engagement through the execution of Board of Directors approved strategic plan 
● Speaks weekly to national and local media outlets including MSNBC, CNBC, NPR, the Advocate, the Wall 
Street Journal, the Economist, and more as NGLCC’s primary spokesperson 
o Responsible for elevating NGLCC’s media profile and coverage frequency from quarterly to weekly 
o Regularly authored op-eds on behalf of organization’s co-founders for national publications  
● Drafts and lobbies for legislation adding LGBT Business Enterprise (LGBTBE) inclusion initiatives and 
nondiscrimination policies to state and local minority business codes and economic development programs 
in NY, NJ, MD, FL, IL, among others 
o Created Executive Order templates and replicable legislation frameworks for LGBT Business Enterprise inclusion in 
the public sector 
o Crafted policy memos, briefing documents, and public statements used to garner community and legislative 
support of inclusive business policies and nondiscrimination ordinances 
● Guided the creation and dissemination of NGLCC’s groundbreaking ​America’s LGBT Economy ​report, the first 
ever exploration of the GDP and job creation impact of America’s LGBT business owners 
● Served as Director of nglccNY, the New York City office and regional hub of the NGLCC with more than 500 
members and highest concentration of LGBT business owners in the northeast 
o Appointed to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Diversity Task Force; Comptroller Scott Stringer’s Red Tape Commission 

StartOut 2014-2015 
Director of Communications + Operations | Acting Executive Director   

● Led the public affairs, media, and organizational leadership needs of StartOut, a national organization 
dedicated to LGBTQ entrepreneurship and funding minority-owned startups; 22,000 members in 10 chapters 
nationwide 
● Led fundraising initiatives with new corporate and foundational partners resulting in a doubling of supporters 
and nationwide increase of brand awareness in the business community 
o Guided creation of StartOut’s 5th Anniversary Report and new sponsorship collateral  

 
 

 
OpenCommunications Omnimedia 2013-2014  
Founding Media Director  

● Created the media department at a new multimedia communications and public relations firm focused on 
elevating global technology companies and socially impactful nonprofits 
● Established the interview protocols, media training modules, and visual standards for the new company 

NetworkGlobal Communications, Inc. 2011-2013  


News Anchor | Senior Producer  

● Anchored and interviewed subjects for syndicated televised and digital news broadcasts focused on 
American politics and global social issues (NetworkGlobal News); Hollywood news and philanthropy (Red 
Carpet Network); and Broadway opening nights and special events (Broadway.tv);   
● Produced all written content that accompanied video packages; wrote and disseminated all press releases 
and media alerts for special events and exclusive coverage  
 

Actors’ Equity Association / Screen Actors Guild 2006-2011   


Stage & Television Performer; News Reporter ​(Performance resume’ available upon request) 

     
    Education 
University of Florida, ​Summa Cum Laude  2002 - 2006 
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performance | Outstanding Fine Arts Undergraduate of the Year, 2006 

● Awarded ​Outstanding Young Alumnus​ in 2018 from University of Florida Alumni Association 
● Keynote speaker for 2014 University of Florida Pride Awareness Month 20​th​ Anniversary Celebration 
     
    Skills 
● Exceptional public speaking skills; experienced keynoter and conference panelist 
● Staff management and executive leadership experience 
● Extensive new business lead cultivation and partnership closing experience 
● Community organizing / issues advocacy campaign field experience 
● Published writer with rapid turnaround time 
● Strong video production and editing skills, primarily on Final Cut and iMovie 
● Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator editing and graphic design skills 
● Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Google Office tools, and coworking software like Jabber and Trello 
 

References 
● Sam McClure | Former Senior Vice President, NGLCC | ​smcclure@chasebrexton.org​ | 410-837-2050 Ext. 1407 
● Bob Witeck | CEO, Witeck Communications | ​bob@witeck.com​ | 202-887-8208 
● Jason Mida | President & CEO, Mida & Associates | ​jason@midaassociates.com​ | 703-627-5854 
● John Lake | VP of Multicultural Marketing, Wells Fargo |​John.lake@wellsfargo.com​ | 415-919-5647