GENUINE. HUMBLE. CHARISMATIC.
This young, emerging leader takes an active role in a multitude of activities and organizations that give back to the community that has given him so much. Jonathan Manor, former Beekmantown High School football star, left the North Country to play collegiate sports and get an education. Lucky for us, he found his way back home, has settled in and is making a difference. Manor’s personal and professional career track allows him to dedicate his time to all aspects of health and fitness, both financial and physical. His smile and positivity are infectious, and his commitment to our region is admirable.
Current Business & Job
Title: SeaComm, Business Development Representative
Hometown: Plattsburgh, NY
Education: B.S. Springfield College
Community Involvement: Adirondack Young Professionals, Financial Literacy & Fraud Prevention Education, Fitness Coach, Real Men Wear Pink Campaign
What are you doing to make a difference in your community?
My role has allowed me to spend time in area high schools helping to educate our youth about healthy personal financial habits. I also visit senior living centers and speak to them about fraud prevention and awareness and I coach fitness classes each week at a local community gym.
What’s the single most important characteristic for success?
Open every door… whether you just peek in, walk in or decide not to enter, give them all a chance.
What important lesson have you learned in your career?
Change is the only constant. Adapting to change and working through uncomfortable and foreign situations/circumstances can only lead to personal growth.
How has COVID-19 impacted you professionally and personally? What are you
I’m someone who regularly had face-to-face conversations with our local community and business owners but COVID- 19 has changed the dynamic of how that works. A warm smile, and meaningful handshake has been replaced with a mask and remaining six feet apart. Meeting with new people has slowed down as events and social gatherings have been halted. I have taken this time to expand on and grow existing relationships both personally and professionally.
What’s your biggest professional success?
Over the years many people come in and out of our lives. Some come in and are there to stay. Having taken the time to get to know so many of them on a deeper level, no matter the time duration, has allowed me the opportunity to learn something from each and every one of them.
How do you contribute to the culture of your company?
Day in and day out, I look to bring out the positivity in all of my coworkers. Engaging in meaningful fun conversations, I hope to always be the light and an interaction everyone looks forward to having.
What’s the biggest risk you’ve ever taken?
Leaving home to play collegiate football at Springfield College in Massachusetts.
Write a note to your younger self…
Nothing compares to knowledge or experience. Capitalize on every occasion to gain more of each! Always stay humble and kind.