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Jonathan D. Lovitz

Jonathan D. Lovitz is a Senior Vice President at the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) overseeing media relations and public policy, political affairs, and strategic partnerships.  He previously served as Director of NGLCCNY, the New York office & network of NGLCC. He regularly speaks to conferences and the press about LGBT economic empowerment and the vital role NGLCC & business plays in creating equity for the LGBT community.

Lovitz is a regular commentator on MSNBC, CNBC, NPR, The Advocate, Out Magazine, among others, and has often spoken/fundraised for Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS, The Trevor Project, GLSEN, and more. Jonathan previously served as Director of Communications + Operations / Acting Executive Director for StartOut, a national nonprofit empowering LGBT entrepreneurs. Prior to his work in advocacy, Lovitz was a respected stage actor and news anchor for Logo TV and other major networks.

 

In 2018 Lovitz was recognized by Business Equality Magazine as one of its “40 LGBTQ Leaders Under 40.”  He was also named “Outstanding Young Alumni” by the University of Florida in April 2018. The Advocate Magazine honored Jonathan as a “2019 Queer Icon” in August 2019. 

 

Jonathan regularly speaks to colleges and universities encouraging young people to get involved in public service and use the internet to make a difference for their communities. While business and LGBT youth causes are his primary focus, Jonathan looks for any chance to serve any community in need of a voice, including serving on multiple nonprofit Boards of Directors. Jonathan graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Florida.  Connect with Jonathan on Twitter at @JDLovitz.

DATE • TIME • PLACE

November 9, 2019

6pm to midnight

University Plaza

Hotel & Convention Center

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