Jon has over 30 years of experience in business and public policy organizations, where he has held a variety of executive leadership and senior management positions. Before joining Becket, Jon served as CEO of AstroTurf USA, Scheer Sports Inc., Team Sports Entertainment, Inc., the Mississippi Center for Public Policy, and as SVP of the John Locke Foundation. Jon has served on many public, private, and nonprofit boards throughout his career and has raised money for a variety of non-profits.
His opinions have been published widely in places like the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, USA Today, National Review, Sports Business Journal, The American Spectator, The Federalist, Washington Examiner and in dozens of newspapers and magazines. He has written on the subjects of limited government, free market economics, conservatism, capitalism, sports business, leadership, culture, religious freedom, individual liberty, public policy, southern life, and federalism.
Jon also spent four years at IMG College as VP of National Sales and seven years as an Operating Partner at Prometheus Capital, where he ran the company’s sports and entertainment consulting and advisory business. He began his career as the Assistant Recruiting Coordinator in the Department of Athletics at the University of South Carolina, where he did his graduate work after completing his undergraduate from Appalachian State University. He and his wife Joan have four children, one grandchild (and counting), and a Black Mouth Cur. Jon enjoys tennis, hiking, hunting, gardening, and riding motorcycles.