Jason Clayton recently joined the Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council as Technology Talent Strategist.

Jason brings over 20 years of experience in talent and leadership development expertise to the Roanoke-Blacksburg innovation ecosystem.

“We couldn’t be more excited to bring Jason on board,” said RBTC Executive Director Erin Burcham. “He’s a dynamic team member who is eager to collaborate and support our members with identifying and attracting top-notch talent.”

“I’m inspired by RBTC’s work and the innovation that’s coming out of this region. Some of my most fulfilling efforts have been collaborating with others on various GO Virginia projects related to talent, so I can’t wait to contribute to nurturing growth in the region through these and a myriad of other collaborative efforts,” Jason said.

Jason plans to use his higher education experience in career and talent development to work with various collaborative partners. His goals include attracting and retaining tech and biotech talent for the region to bolster the impressive innovation happening here.

Prior to joining RBTC, Jason helped develop internship and work-based learning initiatives at multiple universities throughout the Southeast and upper Midwest, spanning both private and public institutions. A first-generation college graduate, Jason holds degrees from Eastern Michigan University and Clemson University.

When not leveraging his skills on behalf of his passion to help people flourish and achieve their goals, Jason enjoys spending time with his family and exploring the outdoors and the arts scene in the New River Valley.