As Co-Chair of a North Carolina charity fundraiser, "An Evening With Friends," Jon met and befriended the caterer, eventually working with her. He's been in the industry ever since—nearly 20 years! Joining AFFAIRS in 2002, Jon advanced through the Service Department. He now leads the department as Director, continually improving processes, training, and adapting to industry trends…and setting trends. Jon holds a Bachelor's degree from East Carolina University, is a ServSafe Alcohol Instructor with the National Restaurant Association, and he frequently travels for fun.