Rev. Johnathan Mason, Vice Moderator East
JONATHAN A. MASON, JR. Whether it was during his Norfolk State University days as a four year lettermen for the football team, as president of the Delta Zeta Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, or as president of the Pan Hellenic Council, Jonathan A. Mason, Sr. has never and won’t ever take his position as leader lightly or for granted. In fact, he holds himself to practicing integrity, honesty, conviction, and faith as characteristics of a leader.
Born to the late Reverend and Mrs. Lee Mason, Jr. on October 14, 1972, Jonathan attributes much of his success to having, “the best parents on this side of creation.”
Jonathan attended Abington Junior and Senior High Schools in Abington, Pennsylvania where he excelled academically and athletically. He decided to attend Norfolk State University in 1990 because of its excellent mass communications program. He successfully graduated from NSU in 1995 with a bachelor’s of science degree in news and public affairs with a minor in public relations.
After graduation, Jonathan started his radio career in Norfolk, VA, as a marketing consultant. Jonathan moved to New York in 1997 to further his marketing career at 92.3 K-ROCK, home of the Howard Stern Radio Show. Jonathan was selected as the 2000 New York Infinity Broadcasting Radio Marketing Consultant of the Year for his work with clients like Aamco Transmissions, Paramount Pictures, Bally Total Fitness and Coca Cola.In 2004, Jonathan was promoted to the position of Retail Sales Manager at 1010 WINS, the most successful radio station in the Infinity Radio Group. Jonathan managed a team of sellers that was responsible for generating new direct business in the most challenging marketplace in America.
Much of Jonathan’s time has been dedicated to community service through his fraternal and religious affiliations. In 1999 Jonathan founded Sigma’s Waging War Against Cancer, a national partnership between Phi Beta Sigma and the American Cancer Society. In the ten years that the program has been in existence, Phi Beta Sigma has reached over 250,000 people through this important cancer awareness program. Jonathan has received numerous awards and citations for his volunteer work. Some of his awards include the 1996 Portsmouth, VA National Pan Hellenic Council Outstanding Frater Award, 1998 Nu Sigma Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Liberty Bell Award Winner (Philadelphia, PA), 1998 Samuel B. Newton Eastern Regional Officer of the Year Award (Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity), 1998 and 2000 Edgar B. Felton Eastern Region Service Award Recipient, 1999 National Social Action Outstanding Service Award Recipient (Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Conclave) and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Man of the Year (Conclave 2001). Jonathan has been a guest on several radio and television programs. He has also been featured in Crain’s Business Weekly, the American Society’s 2001 Annual Report, and the American Cancer Society’s Legislative Newsletter. In addition, Jonathan has appeared with motivational speaker and author Les Brown in a nationally distributed video focusing on Prostate Cancer.
Jonathan has served as International Director of Social Action and International First Vice President for Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated. On July 11th, 2013, Jonathan was elected the 34th International President of this historic, 100 year old organization.
At the ripe old age of 43, Jonathan still has several goals left to accomplish. He is an ordained Baptist minister and spends a great deal of time working for the church. He serves as the Pastor of the Northeast Baptist Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In May, he stepped down as the General Sales Manager for 77 WABC Radio and Radio 103.9 FM in New York City after 8 years in position and 20 years in the industry. Jonathan immediately formed JAM Media Solutions, a full service advertising and marketing company.
Jonathan is also the founder of Camp New Joy, Inc. A recognized 501c3, Camp New Joy is being built on 20 acres of land in Rustburg, Virginia. Once completed, Camp New Joy will provide service to at-risk youth in communities all across this country and provide a life changing experience. Jonathan considers this worthwhile endeavor a legacy project for he and his family.
Last but certainly not least, Jonathan is married to the former Dionis A. Hussey of Baltimore, Maryland. They reside in the suburb of East Orange, New Jersey where they are raising their sons, Jonathan Andrew, Jr and Jackson Alexander.
Jonathan humbly says, “To God Be the Glory for the things he has done!”