As an accomplished entrepreneur and businessman, de Jong’s business background and accomplishments include Rookie of the Year, Chairman’s Inner Circle and Honor Ring recognitions from Allstate Insurance Company, as well as Platinum Club recognition from T-Mobile as the largest exclusive agent in northern Nevada. Prior to embarking on the entrepreneurial track, he worked as a financial analyst with Electronic Data Systems (EDS) in the U.S. and Europe.
De Jong has been a northern Nevada resident since 2000 and has served as president of the Reno South Rotary Club. He is also a member of the Northern Nevada Development Authority’s commercial real estate committee and a graduate of the Leadership Program of the Reno/Sparks Chamber of Commerce Class of 2009.
De Jong is an alumnus of California State University, East Bay and also holds an master’s degree in business administration from Pepperdine University.