CT Against Gun Violence is pleased to announce that Jonathan Perloe will be joining the organization effective January 2017 in the new position of Director, Programs & Communications.
Mr. Perloe has been a member of the board of CAGV since 2014, and has served as the volunteer Director of Communications since September 2015.
Mr. Perloe comes to the organization after more than 30 years in communication planning, marketing strategy and loyalty management. Until now he was Senior Vice President of Strategy & Insights for Wunderman, one of the world’s largest digital agencies and a unit of the Y&R Group.
Jonathan holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Chicago and a Bachelors degree from Amherst College.
Over the four years following the Sandy Hook School tragedy, Jonathan has committed his time and energy to support and lead a wide range of gun violence prevention (GVP) activities. In addition to his work with CAGV, he led the Greenwich Council Against Gun Violence, a local grassroots advocacy organization based in Greenwich, with more than 1,000 supporters. He was one of the founding members of the Southwestern CT chapter of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. His opinion pieces on GVP appear regularly in CT-based news media.
During the 2016 CT General Assembly legislative session he managed CAGV’s grassroots outreach efforts that helped lead to the passage of HB5054, the law that prohibits subjects of domestic violence temporary restraining orders from possessing firearms. In June he coordinated the #WearOrange activities of Connecticut’s leading GVP organizations to observe National Gun Violence Awareness Day on June 2.
“We are very fortunate to be able to add someone as capable and talented as Jonathan to our team as part of our commitment to ensure that Connecticut will continue to lead the way in working to keep our communities, our families, and our children safe from gun violence,” said CAGV executive director Ron Pinciaro.
In the new position, Jonathan will be responsible for managing programs and events to educate Connecticut citizens about the public health crisis of gun violence and for leading grassroots outreach to cultivate and guide the advocacy efforts of CAGV supporters.
Connecticut Against Gun Violence is a Connecticut non-profit organization dedicated to making Connecticut communities, families, and children safe from gun violence through a common-sense approach to public education and legislative advocacy. For more information please visit our website at www.cagv.org
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