Jon Mertz
Leadership Development University of New Mexico
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About Me

Jon Mertz is the founder of Santa Fe Innovates, a social entrepreneur accelerator program and community. He also completed his interdisciplinary leadership doctorate (EdD) at Creighton University with research focused on social enterprise leadership and moral courage. Jon’s background includes marketing and business development executive and leadership roles for entrepreneurial and enterprise companies – Corepoint Health, QuickArrow, Deloitte, IBM, and BMC – along with serving in Washington, DC, in various political appointments. 

Jon obtained his MBA from The University of Texas at Austin and his BA in Government & International Affairs from Augustana University. 

(BA) Bachelor of Arts - 1984

Political Science

Augustana University

Master - 1993

Business Administration

The University of Texas at Austin

(EdD) Doctor of Education - 2023

Leadership Studies

Creighton University

Teaching History
Leadership Development
University of New Mexico

Aug 2021 - Current

Focuses on developing leadership skills and behaviors at multiple organizational levels. Includes self-assessment and peer assessment of leadership potential. Discusses how to develop peer potential and working in a dynamic, changing environment. 

Areas of Specialization
Leadership Leadership Development Entrepreneurship Social Entrepreneurship Moral Courage