Full Name
Jon Ippel
Job Title
Executive Director
Amplify GR
Speaker Bio

A Grand Rapids native, Jon Ippel serves as the Executive Director of Amplify GR. Jon comes to the organization with 15 years of community development experience. Prior to joining Amplify GR, he worked in local government in the areas of city administration, sustainability and community development. Jon feels passionately about the momentum in our city and is committed to ensuring more residents in our community benefit from community growth through a holistic approach focusing on education, housing, jobs and entrepreneurship, and community wellbeing.

Jon is proud of the partnerships Amplify GR has formed with neighbors, nonprofits and local businesses alike. These relationships afford Amplify GR the opportunity to provide additional resources to both residents and businesses in the community.

Outside of work, Jon enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife and two kids.

Jon Ippel