Jonathan R. Pearson is Director of Corporate Social Responsibility for Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, the state’s oldest and largest health insurer serving 3.8 million members. Jon is also Executive Director of The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey. He works closely with the senior team to foster participation, gain input and alignment regarding the Company’s community engagement program. Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey is recognized as a leading corporate citizen that innovates and provides tremendous impact to the communities it serves.
In his dual role, Jon creates positive and proactive relationships with a wide range of community partners and organizations that advance the Company’s philanthropic and business interest. He serves as spokesperson at external activities within the business and philanthropic community in New Jersey and nationally.
As Executive Director of the Horizon Foundation, he is responsible for the strategic direction, board engagement, governance, grantmaking, staff, administration and financial oversight to advance its mission. Since 2004, the Horizon Foundation has granted more $48 million dollars to nonprofit organizations.
Jon earned an undergraduate business degree from Kean University and a Masters Degree from The University of Notre Dame, Mendoza School of Business.