As Director of Skilled Trades Programs, John serves as the academic leader responsible for guiding the student-centered vision and providing the strategic and operational planning necessary for growth throughout all skilled trades programs. John has more than 30 years of experience working in the skilled trades industry as a senior leader, project manager and field technician. He has been responsible for overseeing multi-million-dollar projects globally, leading thousands of field technicians in daily operational successes, and as a director for other skilled trades educational programs he has driven significant retention and placement benchmarks. Prior to working in education, John had the honor of serving a 28-year career in the US Air Force as a Senior Master Sergeant with 15+ Specialty Codes in the Skilled Trades, including HVACR Superintendent, HVACR Technician Craftsman, First Line Supervisors/Managers-Construction Trades and Extractive Workers, and more. John holds a MS in Management from Wilmington University, a BS in Occupational Education from Wayland Baptist University and AS in Mechanical and Electrical Technology from Community College of the Air Force.