In his current role at ExcelinEd, he manages the organization’s policy strategy, working with public policymakers and advocacy organizations to advance education reform and next generation models of learning. Previously, he co-founded Whiteboard Advisors, a strategic consulting practice that provides policy counsel and research for philanthropists, entrepreneurs, and investors. He also co-publishedEducation Insider, a series of reports based on a unique survey of the top political and policy “insiders” to forecast education reform trends. He served at the White House as Special Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy during the Bush administration. He coordinated the Administration’s effort to stabilize student loans during the credit crisis which led to the creation of three temporary programs addressing nearly $200 billion of loans which saved taxpayers over $10 billion. In addition, he served as a top technology and innovation advisor to the Secretary of Commerce where he also focused on immigration and healthcare reform. As the nation’s second Director of Educational Technology and Pennsylvania’s first Director of Educational Technology he launched several initiatives to expand online learning and improve the use of technology and data in education. John also worked at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, where he managed a portfolio of national advocacy grants.