pg14friendraiser0026John has served as Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity Metro Maryland since 2006, and in 2017 was promoted to President & CEO. Originally from the South Side of Chicago, he worked in a family owned printing business prior to assuming executive roles at Safeguard Business Systems and becoming CEO of McBee Systems, Inc., a manufacturer of accounting forms, payroll services, and the development of digital printing in partnership with the Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel. He was also the facilitator of CEO Roundtable groups in Philadelphia and strategic planning throughout the U.S.

John owned and operated building construction businesses in Florida prior to relocating to Maryland. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps, and is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Strategic Prospectives in Non Profit Leadership. Under John’s leadership, Habitat has completed two townhouse communities, rehabilitated over 25 vacant foreclosed properties, and initiated a repair program for owner-occupied homes focused on low-income seniors and veterans. John is active in Action in Montgomery {AIM), an advocacy
organization that organizes people focused on the promotion of social justice issues, which include affordable housing. As a yoga practitioner for over 25 years, John volunteers time to lead yoga classes for low-income seniors and prison populations (www.prisonyoga.org). He is a member of the Montgomery County’s Sister Cities Delegation that built Habitat homes in El Salvador.

 

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