John joined Risa Heller Communications as Vice President with the firm’s Real Estate & Land Use Practice in April 2020. Prior to this, he served for more than a decade as Communications Director for Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.

John managed press, social media and public correspondence for Borough President Diaz and served as a member of the office’s policy team. Additionally, he acted as a key liaison between the office and government agencies, non-profits, elected officials, private businesses and other entities.

Earlier, John was the editor of the Bronx Press/Riverdale Review weekly newspaper group. John also served as a freelance writer and columnist on topics including politics, government and development for publications including the New York Press, Village Voice, The Wall Street Journal and The Real Deal, among others.

John graduated from Fordham University with a B.A. in Communications & Media Studies in 2000. He was named to City & State’s 2014 40 Under 40 New York City Rising Stars list.

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