John Vranas

Leadership is about impact, influence, and inspiration.

Leadership Motto: Find people smarter than me, then get them working together.

My first experience in helping others was when I was an MDA Summer Camp volunteer in high school and college. I left school with a determination to do my part to improve others' lives, and in doing so, impact the world.

• A visionary, collaborative leader, experienced in navigating disruption and guiding entrepreneurial and data-driven teams that get results. Able to align resources to a shared vision, define strategic imperatives, and drive results across organizational boundaries.
• An organizational change agent and innovator valued for expertise in facilitating and establishing a culture of collaboration, process improvement, and collective vision for volunteers, board, and staff stakeholders. An advocate for diversity and inclusion.
• Public speaker, ambassador, and media representative who can distill complicated concepts into simple audience-focused communications.
• Successful revenue driver with a proven record of prospecting, cultivating, soliciting, and retaining individual and corporate donors. Expert at new audience recruitment while engaging long-term supporters. Establishes a mission-driven culture of philanthropy with staff and board.
• Trusted partnership builder and cross-functional collaborator leveraging highly effective communication, diplomacy, and negotiation skills to cultivate relationships with top internal and external leaders. Always anticipating needs and potential pitfalls. In-depth experience in strategy creation and operationalizing goals to achieve them.
• Project leader with a record of success, translating complex visions into successful processes. Adept at global planning, budgeting, and risk mitigation.

Email: info@socialmonarch.net

Former Chief Development and Marketing Officer at 

The Humane Society of the United States

 

Former VP and Chief Marketing Officer at 

Make-A-Wish America

 

Former VP, Fundraising Programs at 

JDRF

 

Former SVP at ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Studied Finance & Marketing at Old Dominion University