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John’s experience has spanned government, philanthropy, and the private sector working on a range of issues including technology, immigration, the future of work, and economic mobility.
John serves as a Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Fellow, a visiting Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and an advisor to the Walton Family Foundation. .
He served as a domestic policy advisor in the White House coordinating the policy process with agencies and White House including ESEA, the Higher Education Act, job training, and the Trade Adjustment Assistance reauthorization. John also coordinated the Administration’s effort to stabilize the Federal Family Education Loan Program during the credit crisis through the launch of three emergency programs to address nearly $200 billion of loans which saved the taxpayers over $10 billion and ensured that every student that wanted a student loan to go to college was able to obtain one.
He served as the Deputy Policy Director to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce where he helped to write the first pandemic preparedness plan. He also served as Director of Educational Technology at the U.S. Department of Education. He co-founded the strategic advisory firm Whiteboard Advisors, served as a senior program officer at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and most recently was the VP of Policy for Governor Jeb Bush’s Foundation for Excellence in Education.
He has served as a reviewer for the TechStars Workforce Accelerator, Communities Thrive Challenge, Adult Literacy XPrize, the $1 Billion Wage Gain Challenge, and Fannie Mae’s Sustainable Communities Innovation Challenge.
John is a Pahara-Aspen Institute Fellow, a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network, and an alumnus of the American Council on Germany Young Leaders Program. He serves on advisory boards for the Aspen Institute’s Future of Work, Pope Francis’ Scholas Initiative, Zearn Math, the Bush Institute, and the Center for Democracy and Technology.