John was born in Moncton, graduated from Moncton High School (the real one), and received a Bachelor of Journalism (Honours) Degree from the University of King’s College in Halifax.
He returned to Moncton and joined the staff of the Moncton Times & Transcript after graduation, where he worked in various roles for the next 34 years. He was a reporter, editor, the company’s first digital editor, managing editor of both the Fredericton Daily Gleaner and the Telegraph-Journal, as well as editor-in-chief of Brunswick News.
He left the journalism world in 2016 to join the Greater Moncton Chamber of Commerce as director of communications and operations. In February, 2018, he was appointed as the Chamber’s Chief Executive Officer.
In his spare time, John serves on the board of the Moncton Regional Learning Council, which offers one-on-one adult literacy tutoring, the fund-raising campaign for the Greater Moncton SPCA, the steering committee of the Irving Hoop High School Basketball Classic. In 2019, he was appointed to the national board of directors of the Chamber of Commerce Executives of Canada organization.
In his spare, spare time, he likes to read anything to do with politics and history and does some short-distance running. John and his wife, Charmaine, have three adult children.
As a member of the Chamber of Commerce Greater Moncton, you gain access to events, promotional opportunities, benefits and member to member offers. Taking advantage of these benefits can enable your organization to Connect, Grow and Prosper with the Chamber and the community. Today, the Chamber’s membership is comprised of over 750 businesses from Dieppe, Moncton, Riverview and surrounding areas representing 30,000 members. As a non-profit organization, they are funded through their membership and fundraising efforts.