Jonathan C. Coon
|Jonathan C. Coon|
|Education||B.A. (1994) Advertising & Public Relations|
|Alma mater||Brigham Young University|
|Occupation||CEO and co-founder of 1-800 Contacts|
Jonathan C. Coon is an American businessman who is the CEO and co-founder of 1-800 Contacts. He received his B.A. in Advertising and Public Relations in 1994 from Brigham Young University. While a student there, Coon created a small business selling contact lenses to other students. In 1995, his business model helped him win the 1995 Business Plan Competition hosted by BYU's Marriott School of Management, which awarded him capital to help grow his business (originally named 1-800-LENS-NOW) into 1-800 Contacts.
Coon was the recipient of the 2000 Ernst & Young National Entrepreneur of the Year Award and served on the Utah Valley State College Board of Trustees. He is also a founding member of the BYU Center for Entrepreneurship.
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