John Barnes is President of Barnes Association Consultants. Barnes Association Consultants helps association Boards and CEOs address the wide range of challenges and opportunities facing today’s association leaders. Services include strategic planning, board development and work management, and governance review and improvements.
Before launching Barnes Association Consultants, John was CEO at the American Physical Therapy Association. John worked closely with the APTA Board and Directors and was responsible for the management of the association.
Previous to serving as CEO at APTA, John worked at the American Academy of Dermatology as their Deputy Executive Director. John was a leader in all aspects of managing the organization.
John has extensive public policy experience through his years serving on Capitol Hill. John was Chief of Staff to Congressman Greg Ganske of Iowa, where he managed and directed congressional offices in Washington and Iowa. He also served as Special Assistant for Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa.
John is a member of the American Society of Association Executives, Association Forum, BoardSource, and the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce.