An attorney, John had a 25-year career in law enforcement and public administration. Prior to joining GMJ, he spent 10 years in county government, where his portfolio included environmental, transportation, homeland security, criminal justice, grants and economic development matters. He negotiated the terms of incentive agreements on more than $20 billion in industrial expansion projects in Southeast Texas, which led to the creation of thousands of jobs in the region. John serves on the board of the Southeast Texas Economic Development Foundation, which seeks to expand and enhance business in Southeast Texas.