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As VP of Strategy & Development, John provides strategic direction, leads business development, and focuses organizational impact. John previously held the position of Palmetto Associate where he supported South Carolina initiatives of ICS including the Hello Family Initiatives, Childhood Homelessness research work with Prisma Health, development planning, as well as other policy and advocacy initiatives.
Prior to joining ICS, John was Director of Impact Innovation at United Way of Greenville County where he led data analyses, public policy and community initiative efforts. While there, he created a unique data capture and integration practice that informs how the nonprofit system and individuals interact.
In addition to his social sector career, John is also an accomplished musician and conductor. Recently, he served as Associate Professor of Conducting at Vanderbilt University, and has been a conductor with the Atlanta Music Project, Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra, and the Furman University Symphony Orchestra.
John graduated with a Masters from Yale University and received his undergraduate degree at Vanderbilt.