Board of Directors

Jonathan McGee, MBA

Senior Consultant at Baker Tilly US

Jonathan McGee joined the Reading Power Board in 2023. He is a former IL State Government Executive, Civic Leader, Economic Developer, and current Senior Consultant at Baker Tilly US in the Public Sector Advisory practice, specializing in equitable economic development. With over eight years of non-profit, public sector, and social impact experience, he recently served as a political appointee in Governor JB Pritzker’s Administration as Director for the Office of Business and Workforce Diversity at the Illinois Department of Transportation. Previously, he was appointed Director of Regional Economic Development at the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, where he led a team of economic development leaders who drove business attraction, expansion, and retention efforts. Jonathan began his career in Washington D.C. as a non-profit leader at the Partnership for Public Service, as Legislative Assistant for Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, and as Senior Marketing Director at the Graduate School of Political Management. Jonathan’s mission is to revitalize how government serves constituents, especially constituents of color, by transforming how government works through equity. Jonathan has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Law Enforcement, a Master of Professional Studies in Political Management from George Washington University, and a Master of Business Administration from Loyola University Chicago. He was recently named Chicago Defender’s Man of Excellence in 2021 and WVON 40 under 40 Honoree in 2022.