John has served in the professional scope of the Boy Scouts for more than 40 years. He is an Eagle Scout, Vigil member of the Order of the Arrow and is a James E. West Fellow. Prior to assuming the position of Scout Executive/CEO for the Denver Area Council on January 1, 2010, John served as Scout Executive/CEO in New Orleans, Louisiana; St. Petersburg, Florida; and Shreveport, Louisiana. A native of North Carolina, he is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. John and his wife, Donna, have four children, and one future Eagle Scout grandson.