As Vice President of Affiliate Relations, Jason Rae brings his knowledge and expertise of running a local Chamber to the table to help other organizations meet and exceed their goals. He joined the team in May 2018, and assumed the role of Vice President in January 2020.
In addition to his role with NGLCC, Jason is the founder and President & CEO of the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce, an organization of more than 600 LGBT and allied owned businesses from around Wisconsin. Jason founded the organization in 2012 and is responsible for the overall direction and operations of the Chamber, as well as membership outreach and retention. He has also served as the National Chair for NGLCC’s Affiliate Chamber Council.
Jason is the owner and managing director of True Compass Strategies, a certified LGBT Business Enterprise, that focuses on strategic planning, non-profit management, and public affairs.
In his volunteer time, Jason has been a member of the Democratic National Committee since 2004, when he became the youngest person ever elected to the DNC. In 2017, he was elected as the DNC Secretary, one of the national officers. Jason has also served as Chair of the Board of Directors of Fair Wisconsin and for the Milwaukee County Human Rights Commission.
Jason holds an Honors Bachelors of Arts degree from Marquette University in history and political science. He presently lives in Glendale, WI with his husband, Phillip Bailey, and their dog, George Washington.