John has been President & CEO of The Greater Lakewood Chamber of Commerce in Lakewood, CA, since December 2005, where he has immersed himself in the community and in all aspects of job and business creation and growth. John is an active member and participant in several boards in the Lakewood community including the Board of Directors Lakewood Regional Medical Center, a founding board member for the LA County Business Federation (BizFed), Long Beach Small Business Development Center Advisory Board Member, Long Beach Education Business Advisory Council, Lakewood YMCA Board of Managers, Past President, Assistant District Governor and Advisory Board for the Rotary Club of Lakewood.
Before joining the Chamber, he served as the Vice President of Operations for Hank Player USA, a clothing designer located in Los Angeles.
John has spent much of his career in employment placement, education, and business development and growth. Before moving to California, he served as the Branch Manager and then Area Manager for AppleOne Employment Services, Qualifying and Managing Broker for Century 21 Real Estate Professionals, and had his own holding company for 18 years, where he focused on higher education development and training.