John Paul Ortiz - Atlanta
John Paul “JP” Ortiz (he/his) is an entrepreneur, rainforest conservationist, and storyteller who is passionate about education, equity, and the environment. Currently, JP works as a sales leader for Microsoft in the U.S. Education division. A graduate of Colgate University, JP worked for Colgate's Office of Admission, where he created and led the college's DEI recruitment strategy. Later, he earned his MBA at Emory’s Goizueta Business School studying marketing and finance. He volunteers on the Advisory Council for Next Generation Men & Women whose aim is to close the opportunity gap for Atlanta youth.
JP earned a Permaculture Design Certification to further his work in sustainability and conservation in Costa Rica, where he and his wife own a small retreat center located in the rainforest on the South Pacific coast. His interests include playing guitar, singing in Spanish, frogs, and attempting to surf.