Jon joined Hege Financial Group in 2023 as a Client Service Associate after retiring from the City of Winston-Salem with 33 years of service. His tenure was divided between working with the Police and Fire Departments, Information Systems, Training and Development, and the Office of Organizational Effectiveness. Jon also spent time as the Director of Facilities, Transportation, and Safety at Joe Gibbs Racing, Inc. His current role will allow him to couple his interest in retirement and financial planning with his passion for helping others through education.
Having grown up in Clemmons just west of Winston-Salem, Jon graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1987 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. He earned a Master of Public Administration degree from Appalachian State University in 2011 and a Bachelor of Science degree in Fire Science from the University of Maryland, University College in 2012 while continuing full-time employment with the City of Winston-Salem.
Jon began volunteering with the Clemmons Fire Department as an Explorer Scout while he was a teenager and continued into adulthood as a certified volunteer firefighter, Emergency Medical Technician, Instructor, and Safety/Training officer for the department. He also earned certification as a Fire Inspector and Arson Investigator while employed by the Winston-Salem Fire Department and worked as a certified telecommunicator in the Winston-Salem Fire/Police Emergency 911 Center. Jon has served on the Board of Directors and Supervisory Committee for the Emergency Responders Credit Union, formerly known as the Winston-Salem Firefighters Credit Union.
Jon enjoys spending free time with his extended family and friends, traveling to the mountains and the coast, and listening to good music (especially Beach Music, Rhythm & Blues, and Classic Rock).