NGLCC’s Jonathan Lovitz is Leading The LGBT Economic Boom
Jonathan Lovitz left the University of Florida destined for a career on Broadway. Or television. Instead he has found himself with a senior leadership role with the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC).
Jonathan, who will deliver a Keynote address at the NAGLREP Conference on October 1-3 in Palm Springs, is constantly pushing for continued acceptance of the LGBT community by showcasing its power on the nation’s economy.
1.4 million LGBT owned businesses driving $1.7 trillion to the U.S. economy draws attention.
“I absolutely love what I do and get to talk to so many about their businesses, growth and also connect with so many college students about the rise of the LGBT entrepreneurship and the opportunities they have,” he said.
His prior work on the stage and in front of the camera with LOGO TV and prominent commentator roles on MSNBC, CNBC and NPR, shows itself in Jonathan’s ability to connect one-on-one or to a large audience.
Whether talking about NAGLREP’s role in getting the Equality Act passed by the House, housing’s impact on the LGBT community or the success of a transgender owned construction firm, Lovitz’ enthusiasm is contagious.
The NGLCC was founded in 2002 and is now the voice for the nation’s LGBT business owners. The organization is best known for its LGBT Business Enterprise which verifies LGBT-owned businesses helping them enter into the supply chain for top American corporations, along with with its more than 50 U.S. and a dozen international affiliate chapters.
Jonathan joins a long list of prominent LGBT leaders headed to Palm Springs including Judy and Dennis Shepard, HRC’s JoDee Winterhof and Sebastian Rocca of Micro Rainbow International.
“I am thrilled I am able to attend the conference this year. I am very close with Judy and Dennis and can’t wait to see them. It’s fair to call them the ‘Mom and Dad of the LGBT movement.’ What they have done to honor Matthew is extraordinary. They are amazing people and their story is so powerful.
“I’m also looking forward to meeting NAGLREP members. The organization has really emerged as a powerful force within the LGBT community and it continues to attract attention. And not just on the policy side. I am looking forward to growing the relationship between the NGLCC and NAGLREP as we work together to drive the economic interests of the community. NAGLREP members are at the forefront of their local communities and have a unique opportunity to grow their businesses even further while networking with other business leaders and showcasing the benefits of homeownership. “