Economic Development Committee
John is a forty-year resident of Rockford, and a founding officer and member of the Miracle Mile Board of Directors (including President). John, a fund development consultant to local non-profit organizations for the past eight years, spent six years in the Rockford College administration and twenty-two years as the CEO of the SwedishAmerican Foundation. An ardent advocate for and supporter of the Greater Rockford area, John has worked tirelessly in support of local economic development, housing, healthcare and education. John and his wife Kathy, have two sons, both of whom are also professionals in the local community, along with five grandchildren.