Jon Altenberg serves as the Executive Director of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative (GLSLC), a bi-national coalition that works with federal, state and provincial governments to advance the protection and restoration of the Great Lakes ecosystem through development and implementation of a comprehensive Great Lakes Protection and Restoration Plan. Mr. Altenberg received a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from George Washington University and a Master's degree in Communications and Integrated Marketing from Northwestern University. He has over 15 years of experience in the fields of politics, communications and marketing. He has spent a portion of his career working at the U.S. Capitol and Midwest State Legislatures. His background in public service, government affairs and management gives him the skills and commitment to work with the member mayors to be a strong voice for the GLSLC communities on both sides of the border.