Jonathan Hotz joined the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement at Graymoor as the organization’s new director of communications on January 6, 2020.
A professional communicator with two decades of experience in agency, institutional and corporate settings, Jonathan has a track record of success developing stakeholder strategies, counseling senior leaders and creating content that engages, inspires and motivates.
At Edelman, Jonathan helped produce an award-winning information campaign for the City of New York aimed at restoring public confidence and promoting economic revitalization in Lower Manhattan after September 11th.
At Columbia University, he developed strategic, issues-based communications on academic freedom, diversity and the role of the modern university, and he wrote on behalf of President Lee Bollinger.
At Bunge, where he worked for nearly 13 years, Jonathan managed internal communications, developed CEO and leadership messaging, and led global campaigns on sustainability, operational excellence, worker safety and the company’s bicentennial celebration in 2018. He also produced corporate videos, town hall meetings and major corporate events.
Jonathan serves on the board of directors of Volunteer New York!, a nonprofit organization that connects nonprofits, businesses and individuals in the counties of Westchester, Putnam and Rockland to advance the cause of volunteering for the betterment of the community.
He has a Master of Science in Integrated Marketing Communications from Northwestern and a Bachelor of Arts with a major in English and a minor in Psychology from Georgetown, and he graduated from Bergen Catholic High School in Oradell, N.J. Jonathan lives in Ossining, N.Y., with his wife, Patricia, and their two sons, Nicholas and William.
“The Friars’ message of ‘At-One-Ment’ is as relevant today as it was when Father Paul Wattson founded the Society of the Atonement more than a century ago,” said Jonathan Hotz. “I am excited to serve under Minister General Father Brian Terry, SA, and the General Council and to help Graymoor continue to bring light, hope, healing and unity to our world.”