Director, Planning & Communications Services

  • Education

    Entrepreneurial Business Certificate, University of Pennsylvania - Wharton School of Business; Bachelor of Liberal Studies (BLS): Communications, Political Science & Marketing, Iowa State University

  • What's at the top of your bucket list?

    Traveling around Iceland and seeing the Northern Lights.

  • What's your favorite hobby?

    Cooking, travel, and woodworking.

  • Three things I can't live without:

    My family, friends, and a good conversation.


John is responsible for overseeing McCormick Taylor’s planning and communications activities. As a certified planner with 24 years of experience, John has managed multimodal transportation planning and public involvement programs for communities large and small. He has served as an instructor for the National Highway Institute (NHI)/National Transit Institute Integrated Transportation and Land Use Course, where he promoted sound, practical and sustainable multimodal transportation solutions to communities across the country.


As a trained facilitator, John has designed and implemented robust and inclusive public involvement programs for municipal, county, and state agencies throughout the country. He is also an active member of the American Planning Association and is a licensed New Jersey Professional Planner.


John spends his free time reading, listening to live music, and touring wineries. He also enjoys road tripping around the U.S. and spending time with family and friends.