Small Business Owner and Public Speaker in Peoria, Illinois
Jason Parkinson is Vice President and COO of OneFire. In this role he oversees the strategic operations of the Peoria-based development and design team, along with creating and managing the organization’s overall marketing and communication strategy across multiple delivery channels.
A born entrepreneur and entertainer, Jason used his innate determination, focus and drive to produce his first theatrical production in the fifth grade and start his own business at the age of 15. While in high school, he founded a mobile DJ service, DJ4U, which he still owns and operates today.
After graduating from Spoon River College and Illinois State University with a degree in Mass Communications and certificate in Web Design, Jason launched a successful career as a popular on-air talent with Regent Broadcasting. He moved to Townsquare Media as Brand Manager and Digital Program Director where he developed digital and social media strategies for Power 92.3 and River 97.3.
He left radio to return to his entrepreneurial roots and joined Jake Hamann in launching OneFire in 2012.
Jason is a member of Rotary International, sits on the Spoon River College advisory board for their digital design curriculum, serves as a Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University Coordinator and has received his Inbound Marketing Certification from HubSpot.