There are those who speak of great things. There are those who do great things. And there are a blessed few like Jonathan Lovitz, Senior Vice President of External Affairs for the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), who manage both. Chatting by phone just prior to the organization’s sold-out International Business and Leadership Conference this summer, Lovitz simmered with a palpable energy as he prepared to welcome more than 1,000 participants who descended upon Palm Springs, California for the three-day event that included a boot camp for LGBT-certified and -registered businesses, breakout sessions such as “The Power of LGBT Tourism,” and a performance by music legend Melissa Etheridge. All in a week’s work for Lovitz, who is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to LGBT economic empowerment.