pg14friendraiser0026John has served as Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity Metro Maryland since 2006.  Originally from the South Side of Chicago where 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.  As well, he was 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.  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 Montgomery County’s Sister Cities Delegation that built Habitat homes in El Salvador.