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john wilcox, administrative director

As the Administrative Director, John Wilcox manages internal operations at the Coalition for Public Safety. Previously, he led strategic planning, change management, and operations for PEAK Grantmaking, a national association dedicated to increasing knowledge and efficacy of grantmaking organizations. As program manager at the AARP Foundation, he managed a portfolio of private and federal grants that let community colleges and workforce investment boards across the country help unemployed older workers find jobs, learn skills and build financial independence. As deputy director and executive director of Corporate Voices for Working Families, he led a national coalition of Fortune 500 companies that brought business to the table with policymakers on issues affecting working families. At Corporate Voices, John developed and implemented policy and outreach campaigns that built support for policy change that helped working families by encouraging workplace flexibility practices, improving workforce training, and increasing access to EITC. Under his leadership, the organization’s partner companies led shifts in business behavior around workplace flexibility, workforce readiness, and work-life issues. John lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and two children.