Jonathan D. Lovitz is a special advisor to the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), guiding media, public policy and strategic partnerships. He previously served as Senior Vice President of NGLCC as well 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 has been the lead for the majority of NGLCC’s advoacy policies to include LGBTBEs in state, county, and city contracting across America– including victories in Los Angeles, Baltimore, Orlando, Nashville, and many more.
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.
The Advocate Magazine named Lovitz a “2019 Queer Icon” alongside some of the year’s top activists, artists, and political figures. 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.
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.