John has spent more than 30 years in Washington managing large teams and integrated communications programs within corporations, agencies and political campaigns. His corporate experience includes 10 years running communications and advertising at Fannie Mae (1991-2001) and five years as the executive vice president of communications at AOL (2002-2007). His decade of agency experience most recently includes serving as managing director of The Harbour Group (2008-2016). John has held senior positions in three presidential campaigns, including deputy press secretary to Reagan-Bush ’84, press secretary to Jack Kemp’s 1988 campaign and communications director to Dole-Kemp ‘96.
- Authored three highly acclaimed novels, “Family Politics,” “Statute of Limitations” and “The Geography Lesson” and 2010 bestseller “The Business of Happiness” by Ted Leonsis with John Buckley.
- Former rock critic for NY Rocker, Soho Weekly News, Village Voice, Rolling Stone and National Review.
- Recently became an empty nester with his wife, Anna Bennett.