Jay C. Wilkinson

QUOTE:
When I was 16 years old, I attended a workshop conducted by Launch Leadership--a Nebraska organization founded in 1961 to educate students on how to be leaders in their schools and communities. At the end of the week, I committed to living a life that embraced the spirit of these words written by Stephen Grellet:

"I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good, therefore, that I can do or any kindness I can show, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again."

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Geek with social skills
Firespring Founder and CEO, 2001 to current
Entrepreneur and Investor, 1984 to current

EDUCATION:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management, Boston, MA, 2013
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, NE, 1988
North Platte High School, North Platte, NE, 1983

COMMUNITY SERVICE:
A board member and/or volunteer for dozens of organizations, plus founded or served on the founding board of the following:

  • Prosper Lincoln Innovation Oversight Committee, 2016
  • Nonprofit Hub Foundation, 2015
  • TEDxLincoln, 2011
  • Ignite Lincoln, 2010
  • Launch Leadership Foundation, 2009
  • Firespring Foundation, 2006
  • Nebraska Angels, 2006
  • Project Kids, 1981

PERSONAL:
Year of Birth: 1964
Wife: Tawnya Starr-Wilkinson
Children: Cohagen, Ellen and Claire

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