About Speaker Jonathan Lovitz…
Jonathan D. Lovitz is a nationally recognized speaker, advocate, and lobbyist focused on diversity, inclusion, equity, and opportunity. He currently serves as Senior Vice President at the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) overseeing government policy, media 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.
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. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Florida in 2006 and served as the keynote speaker for UF’s Pride Awareness Month 20th Anniversary Celebration in 2014. Lovitz has returned regularly to speak to UF students about his career, advocacy, and the importance of being an engaged alumnus. He was elected to the Board of the Gotham Gators in New York, and advises the leadership of the Philadelphia alumni chapter.
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, the Democratic party, 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. He was named a 2019 Queer Icon by the Advocate.
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.