John serves as chief of staff for the office of global CEO. He also serves as the executive director of the VMLY&R Foundation, an employee-funded and employee-led 501(c)(3) nonprofit philanthropic organization.
John led VML employee communications from 2007-2018. He has supported the agency’s intranet platform, weekly employee newsletter, weekly all-agency meetings, and a wide range of agency events and conferences. John is also the co-founder of TEDxKC.
A Kansas City native and graduate of Rockhurst University (BA in Communication and Political Science), John is a former board member of the Police Athletic League and Head for the Cure Foundation.