Job Creators Network is a nonpartisan organization founded by entrepreneurs who believe that many government policies are getting in the way of the economic freedom that helped make this country prosperous. Job Creators Network believes the best defense against bad government policy is a well-educated public. We are the voice of Main Street.
Job Creators Network is a nonpartisan organization whose mission is to educate employees of Main Street America, so we can protect the 90 million people who depend on the success of small businesses.
JCN provides business leaders and entrepreneurs with the tools to become the voice of free enterprise in the media, in Congress, in state capitals, in their communities, and their workplaces—allowing them to hold politicians accountable to job creators and their employees.
Alfredo Ortiz, President & CEO of the Job Creators Network
Alfredo Ortiz is the president and CEO of the Job Creators Network, where he has led the defense of small businesses from the onslaught of bad government policies. Alfredo has testified before legislative committees about the impact of taxation and regulation on small business growth, and speaks frequently to business organizations across the nation about the need for job creators to seize responsibility for defending free enterprise.
He is the co-host of the Main Street Matters podcast, which explores the intersection of small business advocacy and public policy. He has been widely published in major media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, CNBC, The Hill, and U.S. News & World Report and is a frequent guest on cable news networks and national radio talk shows, including CNN, Fox News, Hugh Hewitt, Sean Hannity, Mike Gallagher, and the Dennis Prager Show as well as C-SPAN. He previously served as Commissioner to the White House Hispanic Prosperity Initiative.
Ortiz was instrumental in helping pass the historic tax cuts bill of 2017. Working with former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich, Ortiz focused and directed JCN’s grassroots and business community to support Congressional leadership and include small business owners in the tax cut bill. JCN sent more than 550,000 emails to Congress and ran a multi-million dollar media campaign to support the bill. Prior to joining JCN, Alfredo was marketing and corporate strategy consultant, working for a variety of Fortune 500 companies. Alfredo received his MBA at the University of Michigan and graduated from Pomona College with a bachelor’s degree in economics.
Born to immigrant parents in Southern California, Alfredo saw first-hand the importance of job creation and economic opportunity, as his parents fought for their piece of the American Dream. Now he is grateful for the opportunity to lead an organization that can serve as advocates for the nearly 30 million small business owners in this country that are also fighting for their American Dream, and the nearly 60 million employees that are dependent on the success of these small business owners.
Elaine Parker, President of the Job Creators Network Foundation, Chief Communications Officer of the Job Creators Network
Elaine has more than 20 years of experience in the communications field. She started her career as a Public Relations Manager for Chrysler where she honed her skills and learned to expertly interact with the media and wider public.
As she learned the value of entrepreneurship and realized the amazing opportunity she has as an American to pursue her own dreams of success, Elaine became an independent communications consultant, specializing in areas including public policy advocacy, media strategies, and crisis communications.
While working as an independent consultant, Elaine worked with high-profile clients but also spent time with small business owners. It was during this time that Elaine began to have a deeper appreciation for the vital role small businesses play in the American economy.
In her roles with the Job Creators Network and the Job Creators Network Foundation, she is a frequent guest on nationally syndicated radio shows—including the Mike Gallagher Show and John Fredericks’ Radio Program—and is often seen on Fox News and Sinclair Broadcasting.
Elaine is also the co-host of the Main Street Matters podcast, which explores the intersection of small business advocacy and public policy. Her writings have appeared in FoxNews.com, Washington Examiner, Los Angeles Daily News, RealClear Policy, Townhall, The Hill, The Orange County Register, and other national publications.
Elaine uses her experience to educate other people on some of the most important aspects of the American government and economy. Elaine manages the JCN media program and communications war-room, bus tours, marketing, as well as advertising and advocacy campaigns. In her role with the foundation, Elaine oversees their communication campaigns, as well as the JCNF Legal Action Fund.
Today, Elaine continues to educate the American public about the vital role that small businesses play in our economy, while also advocating for policies that will allow entrepreneurs across the country to grow and thrive.
Elaine is a graduate of the University of Central Florida, where she studied business administration.