A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Jon has an undergraduate degree from Georgetown University and a MBA from Northwestern University. He moved to Colorado Springs in 1974 to work in marketing at Current Inc. In 1987 he became president/CEO of Current. In 1996, he was named president/CEO of the Walter Drake company. When he and his investors sold that business in 2003, he orchestrated the purchase of Chef‘s Catalog from Neiman Marcus in 2004 and oversaw its move to Colorado Springs in 2005. The business was sold in April, 2013 and Jon retired.
In addition to the Myron Stratton Home, he is active in community affairs and has chaired the boards of the Colorado Springs Symphony Orchestra, Urban League of the Pikes Peak Region, and presently serves or has served on the boards of Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs Conservatory, Fountain Valley School, Goodwill Industries, and the Pikes Peak United Way. He also serves on several corporate boards. Jon and his wife Becky have a son, 29 years old, and a daughter, 27.