Administrative Team

Staff of the Jefferson Educational Society

Jacob  Bartko

Jacob Bartko

Vice President of Operations
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Jacob has been a lifelong Erie County resident, growing up in East Springfield, PA, and he currently resides in Millcreek with his wife MacKenzie. He has spent the past twelve years working in the nonprofit sector at Community Access Media (formerly CAT-TV). Beginning there as an intern in 2010, he worked his way through the organization as a production assistant, then administrative coordinator, and finally served as the Executive Director until March of 2022. He joined the Jefferson team in March 2022 as the Vice President of Operations, managing the day-to-day operations of the JES; including programming, publications, the Civic Leadership Academy, and the Brock Institute, as well as other emerging initiatives. Jacob is a self proclaimed Erie advocate and is passionate about making a positive impact in the Erie community. He currently serves on several boards and committees, including Junior Achievement of NWPA, the Association of Fundraising Professionals NWPA, Meals on Wheels of Erie, and the Young Erie Philanthropists. When he's not working or volunteering, he can be found attending an Erie SeaWolves game, camping in the Allegheny Mountains, or enjoying a beautiful Lake Erie sunset with his wife at their favorite spot in North Springfield, PA.