Manager of Innovation & Growth Services
John has a 40-year background in Consumer goods, retail, food marketing, publishing and workforce development. Leadership positions with Wakefern Foods Corporation, Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co., Anco Fine Foods, C&S wholesale grocers, Universal Foods, Stella Cheese, Schratter Imports, Eastern Perishable Products Asso. And Retail Marketing Partners.
He most recently served as the Executive Director of Hudson County/ Jersey City’s Workforce Development Board and has become one of the country’s leading subject matter experts in the workforce, job search training, career education and jobs creation.
John is an adjunct professor at Petrocelli College of Continuing Studies at Fairleigh Dickinson University, teaching master level leadership and social change classes in the Puerta al Futuro program at FDU.
The greatest recognition came from The White House. In 2013 he received an invitation to the White House brainstorming session on long-term unemployment led by Alan Krueger, Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy, John joined an elite group of leaders from across the country to discuss the state of and remedies to the long-term unemployment epidemic. He helped the state of NJ win a federal 12 million grant to help long-term unemployed.
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