John has 26 years of practical experience in the worker cooperative world with Union Cab of Madison where he served as a director for eight years and in management for over twelve (including General Manager). He has extensive experience in marketing and strategic planning, governance models, and human resources. John earned a Masters in Management: Cooperative and Credit Unions from Saint Mary’s University (Halifax) in 2010 and currently is finishing his PhD Candidate in Business Administration (Management) whose dissertation examines the burgeoning “union-coops” model of worker ownership. John is a founding member of the Democracy at Work Network and served on its Board of Governors for its initial six years. He teaches a summer course on worker cooperatives at The Evergreen State College and was part of the faculty for Pinchot University’s Certificate in Cooperative Management. Recently,John co-edited a collection of essays on measuring co-operatives along with a chapter on social auditing. It is available as a e-book at no cost from the Cooperative Difference at http://www.cooperativedifference.coop/tools/.
The Evergreen State College, Saint Mary's University, Union Cab of Madison, USFWC Specialty