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.
As leader of Prism Group’s Stakeholder Engagement & Advocacy practice, John builds on experience operationalizing external relations for a wide array of clients. In addition, John provides strategic consulting services for businesses in the federal marketplace and serves as Executive Director for Small Business Roundtable, a coalition of leading small business organizations.
John writes regularly on policies 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. Before taking the helm of Prism Group, John’s experience included work on Capitol Hill, the British Houses of Parliament, a Presidential and Senate campaign, and with non-profit organizations.
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.