John Stanford is a government relations and public affairs professional with experience leading multi-year advocacy and awareness campaigns. He specializes in communicating client objectives to government stakeholders to drive policy formation. In addition, John provides strategic consulting services for businesses in the federal marketplace.
For five years John managed outreach efforts for the pharmaceutical community related to medicine access issues. Previous policy experience includes work on Capitol Hill, the British Houses of Parliament, a Presidential and Senate campaign, and with non-profit organizations.
John writes regularly on healthcare issues impacting the business community and has testified before the U.S. Congress on the impact of regulatory burden on small businesses. He has been recognized in the Congressional Record, in state legislatures, and by chambers of commerce for his advocacy and communication efforts.
A Denver, CO native, he is a graduate of the College of William & Mary and has a B.A. in Government as well as an M. Ed. in Secondary Education. Prior to returning to Washington, John committed to Teach For America in Phoenix, Arizona. He currently sits on the DC board of his alma mater.