• Senior Vice President of the National Chamber of Commerce
• Communications Director and Executive Director of StartOut
• Named in Business Equity Magazine’s ‘40 LGBTQ Leaders Under 40’ List
• Named in the ‘40 Under 40 List’ by Philadelphia Business Journal
• Named as a 2019 ‘Queer Icon’ by The Advocate Magazine
• Named ‘Outstanding Young Alumni’ by the University of Florida
• Created the PhillyVoting.org Initiative in 2020
• Serves on the Board of Directors of the Global Philadelphia Association
• Serves on the Board of Directors of the William Way Community Center
Jonathan Lovitz is one of the world’s most dedicated LGBT+ campaigners who is the Senior Vice President of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce. A renowned public speaker he advocates LGBT+ representation, equal rights and support for small businesses, issues he can discuss at length when booked as an LGBT+ speaker. One of Jonathan’s greatest achievements came in 2015 during his time as Senior Vice President at the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce. In this role, he spearheaded the LGBT Business Enterprises campaign– a scheme that celebrates gay, bisexual, lesbian and transgender owned businesses across the world.
Most recently Jonathan has continued his activism during the 2020 US Elections. Founding PhillyVoting.org he combined a whole host of digital resources to spark valuable political conversations and encourage new people to make their voices heard and vote. The initiative was a huge success inspiring over 300 newly registered voters in the first month alone. Throughout the campaign, Jonathon focused on minority groups such as Black and LGBT+ voters who are often underrepresented.
Before making a name for himself in the corporate world, Jonathan was a star of the stage who had an incredibly popular Broadway career. He toured shows including Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat and Jesus Christ Superstar which saw him draw attention from the likes of Logo TV where he aired his views on several issues affecting the community. His real advocacy for the community began when he refused jury duty due to the lack of marriage equality. When booked as an LGBT+ speaker he can explain what led to him to make a stand in this way and what needs to be done to combat discrimination in society.
Over the course of his career, Jonathan has been acknowledged as one of the most influential people in the LGBT+ community and has been named on prestigious lists such as Business Equality Magazine’s 40 LGBTQ Leaders Under 40, Philadelphia Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 and The Advocate Magazine’s 2019 Queer Icons. He also received the 2018 Sam Ciccone Community Service Award, for his inclusion initiatives with the Gay Officers Action League (GOAL) of the NYPD. When booked as an LGBT speaker he combines his charismatic and instantly likeable personality with his own awe-inspiring anecdotes making him hugely popular among audiences.