John joined the City of Grand Rapids in May 2009 as the Investment Analyst handling a $220 million portfolio including money market accounts, certificates of deposit, commercial paper, and municipal bond purchases. In July 2012, John was promoted to Administrative Analyst-Accounting and oversees the cashier office and OCR processing function for the city. In May 2014, the City Commission appointed John to the position of City Treasurer. During John’s time in the Treasurer’s Office, he received certifications as a Public Funds Investment Manager and Michigan Certified Professional Treasurer. Prior to joining the City of Grand Rapids, John held various accounting positions in the private sector including 17 years with Herman Miller, Inc.
John is from the West Michigan area having lived in Grand Rapids, South Haven, Kalamazoo, and Rockford. Much of John’s family have and still live in the Greater Grand Rapids area. John has earned his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration as a double major in Accounting and Finance in 1988 from Western Michigan University and a Master of Business Administration in 2003 from the University of Phoenix. Currently, John has also given back to the community as an instructor with the University of Phoenix since 2006.
When not at work, John enjoys being outdoors, bicycling, golfing, and spending time with family and friends.