Jack Ewing

Senior Consultant
Phone: (630) 505-1433
Email: JEwing@GonserGerber.com


Jack Ewing joined Gonser Gerber in 2018 as a Senior Consultant following a long career in executive leadership in higher education and nonprofit religious organizations.  Jack provides advancement consulting services to colleges, universities, schools, and non-profits nationally.  These client services focus on strategic visioning and planning, governing board development, executive mentoring, executive search, public relations and integrated marketing, and annual fund organization.

Prior to joining Gonser Gerber, Jack served as the Chief Executive of two institutions of higher education and two religious nonprofit organizations over 23 years.  From 1994 to 2000 he served as President of Dakota Wesleyan University where he was responsible for establishing the solid foundation on which the institution’s current success was established.  From 2000 to 2005 he served as President of Mount Union College (now the University of Mount Union) with great success in strategic planning, fundraising, and campus development.  From 2006 to 2010 he led the Foundation for Evangelism, an organization focused on leadership development in the United Methodist Church. Most recently, Jack served as the Executive Director and CEO of Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center, the largest United Methodist conference center in the world.  In each of these responsibilities Jack provided leadership to refine and clarify mission, developed clear strategic vision and plans, strengthened marketing and public relations, established systems that led to dramatically increased fundraising, and provided adaptive leadership for each unique institution and organization.

Education & Achievements


  • Ph.D., University of Minnesota
  • M.S., University of Kentucky
  • B.A., Asbury University


Residence: Lake Junaluska, North Carolina
Family: Married to Cynthia
Two daughters and six grandchildren