Actuate Professional Services was started by Brett Naftzger in 2004 to utilize his skills and talents to help organizations and individuals achieve their goals and visions. Brett has extensive experience working in the not-for-profit and arts community with a strong business sense and skillful writing abilities. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Purdue University and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Baruch College in New York City where he was a National Urban Fellow. Brett has worked in the Chicago Public Schools and has also been a YMCA Executive Director and a Program Director for a Chicago After School Program. He began his career as a Public Ally in the program’s inaugural year in Chicago. Brett learned to speak Spanish while teaching English in San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico. This understanding was deepened as he worked along the US/Mexico border. Brett is currently living in Los Angeles, California and working with clients throughout the USA.