Jonathan T. Swain is the President and Principal of Kimbark Beverage Shoppe and Eat Drink and Be Events. Kimbark is a 50 plus-year-old, retail beer and wine business located in Chicago’s Hyde Park community and one of the Southside’s premier beverage destinations. Eat Drink and Be Events is a recently formed company created to develop high quality food and beverage special events.
Mr. Swain was born and raised in Chicago’s Hyde Park community as the son of African-American entrepreneurs. His 20-year professional career spans various disciplines. He has significant experience in the legal, business, government and non-profit arenas.
Mr. Swain is civically engaged, currently serving as a Commissioner on the Chicago Board of Elections, previously as Chairman of the Chicago Zoning Board of Appeals and Chairman of Link Unlimited Unlimited Scholars Board, Chicago’s oldest college success and career readiness organization focused on African Americans.
Mr. Swain has degrees from Duke University, Northwestern University School of Law and the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.