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John Gomperts President, Civic Ventures
John has been deeply involved in promoting civic engagement in senior leadership positions in both government and the nonprofit sector. Until recently, he was CEO of Experience Corps, leading a major expansion of the program, which engages people over 55 as tutors and mentors in urban public schools. At Civic Ventures, John is spearheading the campaign to promote encore careers – work that combines social impact, personal fulfillment, and continued income. By establishing encore careers as a new aspiration and norm for people who have finished their midlife work, Civic Ventures is working to produce a windfall of human talent to solve society’s greatest problems.
Prior to joining Civic Ventures and Experience Corps, John served in a variety of positions including Chief Operating Officer at Public Education Network, and Chief of Staff of the Corporation for National and Community Service. He has also worked in senior positions in the U.S. Senate, first as legislative director for Senator Harris Wofford of Pennsylvania, and then as deputy director of the Senate Democratic Leadership Committee, working for Senators Tom Daschle of South Dakota and John Kerry of Massachusetts.
John is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, and has a J.D. from Georgetown University