John attended Moses Brown School in Providence, RI, before graduating from Phillips Academy in Andover, MA. He earned a B.A. in American Studies from Yale University in New Haven, CT.
John served internationally as Director of Advancement at the American School in London, UK from 2008-11. He worked previously at Loomis Chaffee in Windsor, CT, in the positions of Director of Planned Giving from 1991-97, Director of Development from 1997-2007, and Director of Institutional Advancement from 2007-2008.
Additionally, John taught U.S. History, coached soccer and tennis, and was a dorm master at Stevenson School in Pebble Beach, CA, from 1973-75. He taught Social Studies at Rochester (Vermont) High School from 1975-76 before working in advertising at Wm. Filene & Sons in Boston, MA, and in newspapers, serving as General Manager of The Register, in Yarmouth Port, MA.
John co-chaired District I and CASE Europe conferences for the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and served as a Board member of the Planned Giving Group of New England.