John Barnes

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.

Recent Articles

Before They Get Away: Board Member Exit Interviews

Written by John Barnes

Learn from your board members before they leave.

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4 Things Your Association Volunteers Want

Written by John Barnes

When they sign on board, they're fueled by their own motivation. Harness it!

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How To Bring Strategy to Your Association’s Relationships

Written by John Barnes

Outreach is important, but here is how to make it effective.

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