Jon McLamb and his wife, Elizabeth, have been happy to live in Wilmington since 2005. Jon was raised in Raleigh until graduating from North Carolina State University with a chemical engineering degree. He then joined the Navy to become a nuclear propulsion officer and served on the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN-65). While serving Jon earned a master’s degree from Old Dominion University.
Jon was honorably discharged in 2005 and moved to Wilmington for a stint at Corning Inc. before being lured away to GE’s nuclear division where he has worked since 2007 as a project manager and engineering manager. Wilmington has proven to be a great place for Elizabeth and Jon to grow their family. They were proud to welcome daughter Lilly in 2007 followed by identical triplet boys Austin, Currin, and Lee in 2010.
Jon has supported numerous charitable efforts in our community including the annual Lego Mindstorm engineering challenge with Rachael Freeman Elementary, Work on Wilmington, United Way, March of Dimes, and Relay for Life. March of Dimes was particularly important for Jon since his triplet sons were born prematurely and the youngest, Lee, had a very rough journey for his first year. In that vein, Jon currently serves on the Board of Directors for INFANTS, a charity led by some of my sons' NICU caregivers whose mission is to improve outcomes for premature children through education and research.
Jon truly appreciates the work WHQR does for our community and has always enjoyed the objective news reporting and insightful local programming on our area.