JCH Nov 2013


d3 was founded by me, Jon Hockman. I have a team of colleagues that I pull in on projects when we have particular needs. Otherwise, you’ll be working with me.

So, here’s my story…

The short version:

Listens.  Learns.  Takes good care.

The long version:

I’m a student of human dynamics and a specialist in the business of getting people to talk.  Next to being a husband, nothing makes me more proud than helping leaders of organizations make their best decisions about big challenges related to strategy, people, and performance.

My education includes a B.A. from The Ohio State University, Master’s work at the American University, and  I used to run a seafood shop, so I know how to filet a fish.

For seven years I was the CEO of a college fraternity, which means that at any given point in time I was responsible for the behavior of more than 5,000 college men between the ages of 18 and 22.  For years prior to that, I was a fundraiser for American University and for the Children’s Defense Fund. So, I have practical, real-world experience that I bring to all I do.

I’ve consulted with over 100 associations in the US and abroad – my entire career has been working with non-profits. I’m motivated by mission and inspired by results.

The list of volunteer roles in which I’ve served for the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) is about as long as my arm.  Other volunteer work includes more than five years (one as president) on the board of the International Coach Federation DC chapter and current service on the board of the Mid-Atlantic Facilitators Network.

I am an introvert who thrives on working with groups of people.

I grew up in Ohio, studied in Spain, lived in London, and worked in China, Egypt, Indonesia, the UK and just about everywhere in the US. I make my home in Washington, DC.

Some of my best thinking happens while running along the banks of the Potomac. So far, I’ve run eight marathons and a couple dozen half marathons. One of these days I’m going to do a triathlon.

Our dog Tappan reminds me every day of the importance of play and the power of unbridled joy.