Jonathan Saxon is one of the first individuals to join the inaugural class of the New York State Excelsior Fellowship Program. He graduated from Morehouse College in May of 2013, and started working for the New York Power Authority (NYPA) this past September under the tutelage and leadership of Brian Warner, NYPA’s director of policy analysis and external communications.
As a part of NYPA’s Public and Governmental Affairs group in Albany, Saxon’s primary responsibility includes tracking and analyzing legislation that could have an effect on how NYPA conducts business. His job also includes interacting with state and local lawmakers, serving as a liaison between NYPA and its stakeholders.
In the coming two years, Saxon plans on absorbing as much knowledge and information as possible, picking up skills that he can use and transfer to any future career opportunities, and meeting with people in the ongoing pursuit of building a healthy, functioning professional network. After his time with the Power Authority, he plans on going to graduate school to pursue his JD/MBA.
Saxon is excited for the opportunities and challenges that NYPA and Government Relations will present. It is Jonathan’s goal that, after his two years as an Excelsior Fellow, he will be able to look back on his work and contributions as a public employee for the State of New York with pride.
The New York State Excelsior Fellowship Program was established by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo earlier this year to bring highly talented college graduates of colleges, universities, graduate, law and business schools into government service. Read more about the program.