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Jonathan Wright


Jonathan Wright is a writer, editor, musician, and freelance journalist. He is a content strategist at Simantel and served 16 years as editor in chief at Peoria Magazines. A central Illinois native, he earned his bachelor’s degree in business management & entrepreneurship at Bradley University before beginning his career as a computer programmer and web developer.

Active in the community, he sits on the Peoria City/County Racial Justice & Equity Commission Steering Committee, Sun Foundation Board of Directors, Turner Center for Entrepreneurship Advisory Council, and Community Foundation of Central Illinois Marketing Committee. He has previously logged time as an independent publisher, freelance writer, published author, adjunct professor, vinyl DJ and concert promoter. He resides in Peoria with his wife, Dr. Mae Gilliland Wright.