John grew up in Arizona and graduated from the University of Arizona with a bachelor’s of business administration degree in Accounting. John began his career with 11 years of Big 4 audit and financial consulting experience, primarily serving Houston clients in the manufacturing, distribution, transportation, E&P, and oilfield services industries. Subsequent to those public accounting years, John accumulated another 20 plus years of executive level audit and compliance risk management experience at five publicly traded companies and one private company, serving boards, audit committees, risk committees, and executive management.
He has an active CPA license and is a current or past member of the AICPA, the TSCPA, and the Institute of Internal Auditors. John has served on the Board of Trustees and Finance Committee of the Houston Symphony and was a member of the Membership Advisory Committee of Black Hawk Country Club in Richmond.
John is a member of Local Chapter 36 and was appointed to the Germania Farm Mutual Board of Directors in 2015; also serving on the Audit Committee. In 2017, he was recognized by the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies for completing the Farm Mutual Director Certification Program.