Jonathan G. Isaacson

Portrait of Jonathan G. Isaacson

Executive Chair, Gemline


Jonathan G. Isaacson is the Executive Chair of Gemline, a privately held, multiple award-winning supplier of bags, business accessories, electronics, stationery, and gifts to the Promotional Product market. The company has been recognized as one of the ten largest companies in the industry and, in 2021, was named Supplier of the Year by Counselor magazine. Gemline has its primary operation in Lawrence, Massachusetts, where they are one of the largest employers, with a technical facility in Shenzhen, China. In 2022, Gemline was the recipient of the Next Century award from the Associated Industries of Massachusetts for contributions to the economic well-being of Massachusetts.

Mr. Isaacson currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Department of Industrial and Operational Engineering at the University of Michigan School of Engineering, The Dean’s Advisory Board at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, the Global Council at Junior Achievement, the Emergency Medicine Advisory Board and the Board of Overseers at Brigham and Woman’s Hospital, and the Executive Committee of the Lawrence Partnership, a public/private economic development agency.

Mr. Isaacson has served on the Board of the Young Presidents’ Organization of New England as Day chair, Membership Chair, Education Chair, and Chapter Chair. Among other roles, he has also served on the Parent Leadership Council at Harvey Mudd College, the Advisory Board of pet product distributor PetEdge, the Board of Trustees of the Lawrence General Hospital, where he chaired several committees, and the PPAI Product Responsibility Action Group. In 2008, he was named The Counselor Magazine’s International Person of the Year, and in 2021 was named The Counselor Magazine’s Person of the Year. In 2022, he was honored with the Greater Lawrence Family Health Center’s highest award, the Making a Difference Award, for service to the community.