Staff Bio: Jake Arnell

Jake Arnell started his work with the Task Force as a volunteer in 2014, working on the Winter Party Festival and as an intern to the Chief Communications Officer. Jake joined the Task Force in 2017 full time in order to devote his time to being a part of the organization that helps protect and change the lives of himself and the people he cares about.

Jake works in Corporate Development for the Task Force, which includes building relationships with private corporations in order to increase funding and expand outreach for the Task Force. He believes that private corporations want to make political statements, but simply don’t have the connections to do so, and he wants to be those connections so he can make a difference. And he has the experience, having recently earned a Masters of Communication from Johns Hopkins University, with a focus in nonprofit, and having worked in the sector for over a decade. Most recently, he worked as marketing director at Advance Fiber Optics, Inc., Branding and Marketing Consultant at Salon Quency, and Marketing Coordinator at The Cherry Fund.

Having grown up in a conservative religious environment, Jake loves working at the Task Force because it challenges the rigid expectations he grew up around. The Task Force’s message, be you!, encourages and allows himself to truly be who he is. Jake lives in New York City with his partner Cristian and plans to relocate to the Miami office.

Corporate Development Manager
New York, NY