John provides public affairs services for clients on a local, state, and federal level. As a veteran of Indiana state government, John has helped shape a wide variety of public policies from state and local tax policy and environmental regulatory affairs to K-12 and higher education policy, tort reform, transportation, insurance, and economic development issues.
John’s extensive Indiana public service includes senior policy roles in the offices of the Governor and Lt. Governor. Beginning with heading-up the Governor-Elect’s transition office, his public service culminated in serving former Governor Robert D. Orr as a senior policy advisor for eight years. In that capacity, John was the Governor’s senior advisor for education policy and legislative affairs. As the Governor’s chief legislative director, he served in that role for a record six general sessions and three special sessions.
John is serving his third four-year term as Indiana’s Republican National Committeeman on the Republican National Committee, where he serves on the Executive Committee and is vice-chair of the Rules Committee. He is also a member of the National Finance Committee of the Republican Governors Association and a member of the Executive Board of the National Republican Lawyers Association.