Jowan Thornton

Resilience Leader
Bureau Chief
Arizona Department of Economic Security

For decades, Jowan Thornton has championed collaborative community-building programs, focusing on aiding residents facing homelessness, economic vulnerability, and poverty. His passion lies in nurturing authentic, community-centered partnerships to create a brighter future for Arizona. His impressive background includes leadership roles in Los Angeles, New York City, and Phoenix. Thornton actively advocates for families, imparts knowledge at industry events, and mentors nonprofit management students. He earned degrees in Sociology and Family Studies and Nonprofit and Association Management.