John is President and CEO of the Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln (CFLL), where he oversees the development, grant making, expansion and leadership activities of the Community Foundation. He came to CFLL from the University of Illinois at Springfield (UIS) where he worked for the University of Illinois Foundation. Prior to UIS, he worked for his high school alma mater, Ursuline Academy in Springfield and also spent two years working in the Illinois Governor’s Office, where he was a Dunn Fellow and Legislative Liaison. In 2012 John was in the inaugural class of the Edgar Fellows, a leadership program designed by former Illinois Governor Jim Edgar. In 2006 he was selected to be a German Marshall Fund - Marshall Memorial Fellow. John is a Springfield native who earned a BA in Political Science from Illinois College.