President & CEO of NeighborWorks NEPA to Deliver Commencement Address

Johnson College has chosen Jesse Ergott, President and CEO of NeighborWorks Northeastern Pennsylvania (NWNEPA) to give their 2016 commencement address to graduates on Saturday, May 14th, 2016 at 10 a.m.

Mr. Ergott has served in the community development field for over 15 years.  During this time, he has used his community planning background on many different types of initiatives, including environmental and conservation projects, educational programming, historic preservation efforts, and the promotion of tourism in northeastern Pennsylvania.JE - Portrait

Prior to joining NWNEPA, Jesse served as Chief Operations Officer for the Lackawanna Heritage Valley State and National Heritage Area where he was responsible for the administration and oversight of the organization’s programs, projects and day-to-day operations.

Mr. Ergott currently serves as the Vice-Chair for the National NeighborWorks Association, a national trade organization representing over 240 organizations across the United States. Ergott was previously selected as the National NeighborWorks Association’s National Emerging Leader of the Year and has also been named one of the Northeast Business Journal’s past “Top 20 Professionals Under 40”.

Mr. Ergott resides in Tunkhannock with his wife, Sara, and their two children.