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Jon from Ohio is working to transform Minnesota by ‘streamlining procurement and emergency planning for Minnesota.’.

Jon McGugin is a seasoned Contracting Officer with a wealth of experience in the Defense & Space industry. His expertise lies in Government Procurement, with a proven track record of successful contracts with the U.S. Department of Defense. As such, he brings a unique perspective to Minnesota that can help improve the way the government operates. By streamlining processes and ensuring that contracts are awarded to the right entities, Jon can transform the state's procurement process for the better.

His experience in Operational Planning also makes him a valuable asset to Minnesota. With his expertise, Jon can help the state better prepare for emergencies. Whether it's natural disasters or pandemics, he can develop sound strategies that can save lives and protect communities. Additionally, Jon's involvement with the Air Force further amplifies his capabilities. He understands the importance of maintaining a strong military presence in the state while also creating opportunities for businesses in the defense industry.

Ultimately, Jon's presence in Minnesota can help unite the state in new and exciting ways. By leveraging his skills and experiences, he can help solve some of the most pressing issues facing the state. His innovative ideas and solution-oriented mindset can bring a new perspective to Minnesota's governance, and his commitment to excellence can drive the state towards a brighter future.

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Jon's work aligns with 5 of the United Nations.
Sustainable Development Goals.

To end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all - Jon’s work contributes towards the 5 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

There is no point of United We Transform and working smart locally if we don’t connect to our wider humanity.

Jon will cut through "Minnesota Nice” by sharing ‘their’ personality.

This is an AI generated perspective of Jon’s personality. Research indicates accuracy of 95% for anyone with an online social presence.

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Jon is likely a natural planner that only feels comfortable with all of the available information.


Jon tends to ask a lot of questions, so be prepared for a lengthy, in-depth conversation. Patiently answer each question logically and avoid rushing them through the discussion in any way.

What comes naturally to Jon

  • Reading an instruction manual

  • Preferring to improve an existing document rather than write a new one

  • Communicating an important concern primarily in writing


Make sure to prepare in advance when speaking with Jon. Provide specifics, avoid ambiguity, and use logical claims to support your argument.

When speaking to Jon

  • Be prepared to answer questions

  • Remain stoic and objective

  • Avoid sarcasm


Jon is more than willing to take on the tedious and more structured tasks. They will appreciate a full strategy and plan that they can follow to knock out each task and pull their weight on the team.

What motivates Jon

  • Structure

  • Rules and processes

  • Opportunities to demonstrate expertise


Jon appreciates a direct and fact-based approach to work. They are reserved and autonomous and prefers to work independently for long periods of time. Jon is naturally skeptical, but will dive into complex topics for long periods of time if it’s an area of interest.

When working with Jon

  • Verbally recognize their expertise

  • Give them time to work on their own

  • Present the pros and cons of your ideas

By publishing their virtual Fingerprint, allows others to get to know them a little better.

Jon’s Fingerprint is created by mining 100+ public websites to create an index of weighted terms from Jon’s online activity.

Research Team Lead

Chief Technical Advis

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Technical Director

Air Force

Analysis Engineer

Adjunct Professor

Mechanical Engineer

Manufacturing Engineer

Test Engineer

Research Team Lead

Chief Technical Advis

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Technical Director

Air Force

Analysis Engineer

Adjunct Professor

Mechanical Engineer

Manufacturing Engineer

Test Engineer

We share this information in order to break down silos, enable learning from others and empower collaboration across Minnesota.

A quick pause to thank our employers:

We can represent as individuals. But we also need to connect our companies, their products and budgets to transform….

How can we influence the media with our corporate budgets to make the changes necessary in our state?

Please check out my organizations website to see if it could serve yours.

Thank youUnited States Air Forcefor supporting United We Transform!

How can Jon extended network contribute to enhancing local efforts?

To collaborate better, we need to connect across silos. We need to connect better within silos. Often times the best answer is just a cubicle away that you never would have thought of. Sometimes it is an ocean away.

We are now simply providing people here to help you connect and be more successful in your career, but right now… for Minnesota!

Vincent Pecararo
Digital Transformation Leader, Department of Defense

Digital Transformation
Daycare Management

Contracting details
Concrete evidence



Colter Lease
Art Director, Creative Lead, theDifference Consulting

Art Direction
Spray Pain Art
Artificial Intelligence




Nathalia Luna
Solution Designer, theDifference Consulting

Data science
Design Thinking
Real Time Work

Remote Working
Real time feedback
Quick thinking



Jack Burgess
Facilitator, theDifference Consulting

Landscape Painting
Design Methodology

Rural settings
Artistic Influence
MGT Models
Low tech



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1/5 No social presense
2/5 Very little or inaccurate social data
3/5 Has details but doesn’t post/share/comment often
4/5 Active and accurate
5/5 Social leader

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