John S. Grant is a senior-level public policy leader and strategist with over 15 years of experience directing campaigns and teams advocating for social change. A skilled connector of people, campaigns, and organizations, he has a track record of managing teams for success and is recognized as an expert in state and federal legislation, strategic advocacy, and building and managing diverse coalitions.
During his tenure as Director of Government Relations at FINDHELP in Arlington, VA, John successfully directed the passage of a first-in-the-nation state law protecting privacy for people accessing social services. At Doctors Without Borders/MSF-USA, he served as an Advisor for COVID-19 Vaccine Advocacy, leading a pioneering policy and advocacy portfolio to accelerate the end of the pandemic both domestically and globally.
As Director at Pew Charitable Trusts, John provided strategic leadership for a team of 15 staff, managed multiple policy portfolios, and secured significant funding for groundbreaking research projects.
John's education includes an M.B.A. from the University of Virginia, an M.A. in Political Management from George Washington University, and a B.A. in Sociology from North Carolina State University. He is also actively involved in environmental and conservation efforts, serving as a Board Member of the Virginia League of Conservation Voters and former Chair of the Arlington County Transportation Commission.