Raised on a New England dairy farm, John has had a distinguished career in both the private and public sector. A 1980 graduate of Dartmouth College with a BA in Chinese Language & Culture, he brings a unique ability to confront one of the greatest challenges America faces - our relationship with China.
Soon after graduation, John was elected to four terms in the Massachusetts Legislature. Following 8 years of public service he formed a company that assisted American companies establish business relationships with firms in China. His activities led to four joint ventures in excess of $30 million dollars. He worked to develop energy projects across China and Southeast Asia, negotiating several power purchase agreements.