Carefully straddling the iron divide between the newsroom and the business operations.
Jay holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and received his juris doctorate from Kansas University in 1996.
Jay is a native of Manhattan, Kansas. Prior to his arrival at the Sentinel in August 2009, Jay was a corporate and commercial litigation partner at the law firm of Lewis Rice & Fingersh in Kansas City, Missouri. Prior to his position at Lewis Rice & Fingersh, Jay worked in toxic tort litigation at the law firm of Shook Hardy & Bacon.
Jay has two children, Kate and Beck. Jay enjoys water skiing, snow skiing, cooking, travel, cycling, college sports, wine and reading.
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