Jonathan Gair joined the Chicago Council on Global Affairs in 2022 as the managing director of IT. In this role, he is responsible for the Council’s technology environment, including oversight of IT project planning, applications, infrastructure, and support vendors. Prior to joining the Council, Gair was vice president of operations for SDI Presence LLC, a Chicago-based IT consulting firm specializing in enterprise applications and managed services for public sector clients. He led the firm’s advisory practice, supporting state, county, and municipal clients in planning IT strategic assessments, ERP, and workforce management solutions. He is certified in ITIL for promoting IT service management best practices and graduated summa cum laude from Miami University with a BA in political science.