Senior Vice President
John provides strategic counsel for clients in the areas of public affairs, grassroots advocacy and government affairs, and is involved in all aspects of business development.
John has spent the last 30 years as a leader in public policy and political campaigns. He has worked in the political trenches, developed and implemented public policy and provided strategic counsel to policymakers in both state and federal government.
Prior to joining PolicyWorks Iowa, John served as the Director of the State of Iowa’s Federal Relations Office in Washington, D.C. Other notable positions include Chief of Staff, Policy Director and Campaign Manager for Gov. Tom Vilsack; the top aide for then-Iowa Senate Presidents Leonard Boswell and Mike Gronstal; Finance Director for the Iowa Democratic Party; and door-to-door canvass manager for Tom Harkin’s initial campaign for the U.S. Senate. In 2017, John was recognized as an Honorary Pioneer Lawmaker at the Capitol for his years of service to the state.