John joins the USGLC from Senator Durbin’s office, where he served as the Deputy Speechwriter since 2014. In that office, John wrote and edited speeches, talking points, and op-eds for Senator Durbin on a wide range of issues. John has also worked as a Legislative Aide and a Legislative Correspondent for Senator Durbin and Senator Feingold. Previously, he worked at the Brookings Institution – Saban Center for Middle East Policy and with Nueva Vista Group. John received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and his Master of Arts from Johns Hopkins University.