A native of Las Vegas, NV, Jonah Trout now resides in New York City. Jonah is an Associate in the Bank Applications Function of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and is currently on a six month rotational assignment at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve in Washington, DC. He analyzes the statutory, managerial and financial factors of expansionary proposals submitted by domestic and foreign financial firms to ensure compliance and consistency with U.S. regulations and Federal Reserve policy. Jonah has served as President of the NY Fed's LGBT resource network, OPEN, and as the the NY Fed's representative on the Interbank Roundtable Committee. Prior to working at the Federal Reserve, Jonah worked for such firms as Merrill Lynch and Deutsche Bank.
He is a graduate of the University of Nevada Las Vegas where he earned two Bachelor of Science degrees in finance and economics. At UNLV, Jonah also served as a student ambassador for the Office of the President representing the Lee Business School. He also served as President of the Financial Management Association, a student club on campus, where his responsibility was to facilitate relationships between students and finance professionals in the community. Jonah is also a graduate of New York University were he received an Advanced Certification in investment banking and research analysis.
Jonah began his involvement with Point in 2008 by serving on the host committees for the NY Honors and Hamptons Cornerstone events. He was interested in working with Point because he wanted to help members of the LGBT community achieve their educational goals. He believes education is an investment that has incalculable returns and provides the tools for intellectual and professional success. In January 2010, Jonah began serving on the NY Regional Board of Trustees and, in June 2010, Jonah began serving on the Scholar Selections subcommittee. In April of 2011, Jonah was appointed Chair of the NY Regional Board of Trustees. In July 2012, Jonah was appointed as Co-President of the Board of Trustees and is responsible for overseeing Point's East Coast regional Trustee boards.