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Jesse Rhodes

Communications Manager and Editor


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As communications manager and editor, Jesse Rhodes (he, him, his) manages the planning, crafting, and editing of a broad range of print and digital content that delivers the latest insights to PEAK Grantmaking’s members. Jesse also serves as managing editor of PEAK Grantmaking Journal.

Jesse brings more than a decade of experience in creating content for mission-driven organizations. Prior to joining PEAK in January 2021, Jesse was the managing editor of Directorship, the official magazine of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). In this role, he oversaw the magazine’s end-to-end editorial processes and produced stories that explored a variety of corporate governance issues and addressed emerging NACD member needs. Prior to NACD, he was an editorial assistant at Smithsonian magazine and freelanced with the Library of Congress Publishing Office, during which time he contributed to the Library of Congress World War II Companion.

Jesse earned his bachelor’s degree in English with a concentration in creative writing from George Mason University. He currently lives in Arlington, VA, with his rabbit, Bean. In his spare time, Jesse enjoys baking and visiting museums and plays with the Stonewall Bocce league in Washington, DC.