director, programs, MassINC
John Schneider directs MassINC's policy, civic affairs, and public outreach programs and initiatives. He is responsible for the coordination of day-to-day operations and works closely with president on strategic planning, fundraising, and board relations. Before joining MassINC, Mr. Schneider directed a regional planning and economic development partnership within the Massachusetts I-90 and I-495 corridors. He also served as chief of staff to the House majority whip and research director to the state legislature's Joint Committee on Education, Arts, and Humanities where he played a key staff role in the development, passage, and implementation of the Massachusetts Education Reform Act of 1993. Mr. Schneider has also been a teacher and college administrator. Trained in education and public policy, Mr. Schneider has degrees from Northeastern University and Loyola University of Chicago.