Interim Executive Director
With a background that includes acting roles in Hollywood, working for Senator John Kerry, providing financial management for New Kids on the Block, developing musical acts like Boyz II Men, and helping run a multimedia company owned by Will Smith, John brings unparalleled perspective, management experience and a passion to innovate, evolve and reimagine the brands, businesses and non-profits for which he’s worked. Most recently he was with Hill Holliday where he created a content offering and built a team of 12 which was responsible for some of the agency’s best award-winning work in years. John’s creative contributions and sure hand in execution were invaluable in helping foster Liberty Mutual’s award-winning “Responsibility Project,” Cigna’s GO YOU campaign and MLB’s groundbreaking “Fan Cave”. In addition to his work for Hill Holliday, he joined the board of HopeFound prior to its merger with The Pine Street Inn and he directed the branding project for the Boston 2024 project. John has been active in political campaigns and major civic initiatives in Boston for over 30 years.