About

About Us

Job Creators Network Foundation is a nonpartisan organization founded by entrepreneurs like Home Depot co-founder Bernie Marcus who believe the best defense against bad government policies is a well-informed public. JCN advances this mission through the Employer to Employee education program (E2E).

JCN’s nonpartisan E2E program is strictly focused on empowering individuals through basic public policy education. JCN strongly supports the right of every employee to empower themselves with as much public policy information as possible, and more importantly the right of every individual to think for themselves and make their own private decision regarding what to do with that information.

JCN does not and will not endorse candidates, political parties nor partisan organizations created to advance the election of candidates.

Mission

Our Mission:

  • Involve employees in the fight to defend free enterprise.
  • Inform employees how government policies impact America’s jobs.
  • Inspire employees to become more informed citizens.

Team

AlfredoOrtiz

Alfredo Ortiz : Chief Executive Officer

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Alfredo Ortiz has been the President and CEO of Job Creators Network (JCN) since January 2014. He is also a board member for the Georgia Chamber of Commerce and an advisory board member for Littler’s Workplace Policy Institute.

He has testified before legislative committees about the impact of bad government policy on job creation, and speaks frequently to business organizations across the nation about the need for job creators to seize responsibility for defending free enterprise, both in the communities where they live and the communities they’ve created – their workplaces. His advocacy for the voice of job creators has appeared in newspapers such as the CNBC, Orlando Sentinel, The Hill, Orange County Register, and many others. He is a frequent guest on radio talk shows, including The Frank Beckmann Show, on Detroit’s WJR-760 AM, and the nationally syndicated Dennis Prager Show.

Prior to joining JCN, Alfredo was Vice President of CSM Bakery Products’ Food Service Division, a $2 billion global food company, where he was responsible for increasing national account penetration five-fold and leading a major broker realignment and trade system implementation. Alfredo was also a consultant at Boston Consulting Group in their Washington office, and has worked in marketing, new product development and corporate strategy for Georgia Pacific, Kraft and others.

Alfredo received his MBA in 1993 at the University of Michigan and graduated from Pomona College in 1990 with a bachelor’s degree in Economics. He is fluent in English and Spanish.

Elaine Lutz Vice President Communications

Elaine Parker : President 

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Elaine Parker is the President of the Job Creators Network Foundation. In her role, she executes the foundation’s principle aims of public policy education and strategic media outreach. Elaine speaks frequently to business organizations and small business owners to identify solutions to the issues they face and develop strategies to address them.

Prior to joining the JCN team, Elaine was a Public Relations Manager at Chrysler as well as an independent communications consultant developing media strategies and tactics in corporate, litigation, and crisis communications as well as public policy advocacy for high-profile clients like 5-Hour Energy. She is a graduate of the University of Central Florida.

Phil Willard Chief Financial Officer

Phil Willard : Chief Financial Officer

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Phil is responsible for the financial planning and management of JCNF to ensure that the organization is being operated within the guidelines set forth for a 501(c)(3). This includes short and long term planning to insure JCNF has the necessary resources to meet the goals and objectives of the organization.

Phil has a strong, diverse background in non-profits, service industry and manufacturing. He has over 25 years of senior financial leadership at the corporate level for companies such as Celanese, Terex Corporation, Reliant Worldwide Plastics.