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John Hart

John Hart, a Mobius Senior Consultant, is also the founder and CEO of the Impact Center. John is a recognized expert on leadership, he has appeared on national television, spoken to audiences across the world, and served on official delegations to foreign countries as an advocate for the importance of developing inclusive leaders. In a 2007 address, President Clinton said: “I was looking at John and thinking of all the contributions he’s made…and I marvel at all the wonderful things he’s done with this life.”

John was the Project Manager for the Presidential Appointee Leadership Program, which ran from 2009 through 2011. Additionally, John has lead chief executive level strategic programs for the President’s Management Council, the U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. Small Business Administration U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Office of the First Lady. Additionally, the Office of Personnel Management and White House Presidential Personnel Office have brought John in to inform the design of their President’s Appointee Leadership Program for all SES and Schedule C appointees.

John has been instrumental in the launch, design and execution of individual programs for accomplished women leaders that features a premier annual fellowship program for high-impact women leaders as well as a cross sector annual conference on Gender Intelligence. In addition, John has convened and facilitated leadership summits throughout the country for collaborative learning and outcomes-driven problem solving including a unique program hosted on the Google campus in Mountain View, CA, which brought together leaders in marketing, technology and activism and resulted in the development of an online peer-to-peer voter activation platform used for the 2008 election.

Prior to founding the Impact Center, John advanced bi-partisan solutions to education as Director of Policy Implementation for the James B. Hunt Institute for Educational Leadership and Policy at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Before joining the Hunt Institute, John served as Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and Government Affairs for Ovations, a division of United Health Group, focusing on improving public, private and nonprofit sector partnerships in health care.

During the Clinton Administration, John served for four years as Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of Intergovernmental Affairs. Under Attorney General Janet Reno, John was appointed as Principal Deputy Director at the United States Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS).

John played a key role during the 1992 presidential transition, acting as Special Assistant to Transition Directors Warren Christopher and Thomas “Mack” McLarty. Prior to the election, he served as Deputy Director of the Clinton/Gore Transition Planning Foundation, the pre-transition organization that he formed during the general election campaign. John also served as Secretary to the Foundation’s Board of Directors. During the 1992 primary campaign, John was the Clinton campaign’s National Director of Delegate Operations, culminating in the nomination of Bill Clinton at the Democratic National Convention in New York, where he managed the convention floor operations.

An attorney by training, John practiced law in Washington, D.C. and served as Law Clerk to the Honorable James T. Turner of the United States Court of Federal Claims. He is a graduate of the Catholic University of America and Fordham University School of Law.