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Rotary District 7610 Governor-Elect 2018-2019 Jonathan Lucus


Jonathan Lucus is the Managing Director of The Arc@Work at The Arc of the United States. In his role, he is responsible for providing leadership and strategic direction for the 8th largest charity in the United States. He is also responsible for business development and creating social enterprise programs that support Fortune 500 businesses and federal government agencies with hiring and retaining diverse talent. He oversees the development of workforce programs for The Arc's 670-chapter network around the country.

Before coming to The Arc, Jonathan has had over twelve years of senior administration experience that has supported marginalized populations that ranged from refugees to under-served women's populations to at-risk youth. He has overseen national technical assistance programs for the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement and created a national job placement and a training agency that has supported refugee populations across the U.S. and around the world. During this time, his work on integration and workforce development was recognized as an international best practice by the U.N. Commissioner for Refugees. He has written language for Congressional legislation that was passed into law; create the first ever national refugee recertification program for medical doctors; and has provided consultation to the United Nations, European Union, Department of State, Department of Health and Human Services, and various countries around the world.

Jonathan is the founder and past-president of Alexandria West Rotary Club, District Governor Nominee 2017-18, Assistant Governor of Area 7, and chair of the District 7610's Past-Presidents Council. He has served as Area Membership Advisor for the district and has been involved in Rotary for over 16 years. He has served as president of the Greensboro College Rotaract Club, Co-Chair of District 7690 Rotaract Council, International Services Chair for Cary-Kildaire Rotary Club in Cary, North Carolina, and Past-President of Columbia Rotary Club in Columbia, MD. Jonathan is a past Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar and Paul Harris Fellow. He has lead humanitarian projects in Russia and Zimbabwe funded by the Rotary Foundation.

He received an Executive Master's in Business Leadership from Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, a MPA from the UNCG, certification of Russian language and culture from Lomonosov Moscow State University, and a BS in Psychology from Greensboro College. Jonathan is married to a beautiful girl from Shenzhen, China and has two young sons Kian and Kamden.