Jon Schweitzer became National Director of Public Affairs in February 2014. He is responsible for external and internal messaging, advocacy communications and campaigns, social media and content strategy, and programmatic aspects of the AJC Global Forum. He previously worked at the Chicago Regional Office of AJC, October 2009-January 2014, as Assistant Director for Communications, handling international relations and government relations, and for a period in 2013 was Acting Director. Before that he served as Deputy Press Secretary to U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar. Jon attended Loyola University Chicago where he graduated with a degree in Advertising, Public Relations, and Political Science. He served internships at the press offices of U.S. Senators Richard Durbin and Barack Obama, the corporate and public affairs practices of Edelman Public Relations, and the public affairs firm, Grisko & Associates.