Imagine if your job facilitated daily personal interaction with more than 500 of the nation’s top CEOs and corporate presidents, representing dozens of professional disciplines, in relaxed settings oftentimes, alongside their spouses, across more than 20 metropolitan areas in the United States and several foreign countries. Sound too good to be true? That is exactly what John Knowles does every day. Today, CW’s Jim Friend interviews John Knowles who serves as Legatus Director for the Northeastern United States and international territories.
John Matthew Knowles
Mr. John Knowles is the Director of the Northeastern US and International Chapters of Legatus. He is an accomplished advancement executive specializing in membership associations and higher education institutions. He currently works as Legatus Director for the Northeast and International, based in the greater New York City area. Prior to his work with Legatus, John served as the chief development and external affairs officer for private colleges in Florida. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from Western Michigan University, a Juris Doctorate of Law degree from Michigan State University, and a fellowship certificate in leadership from Michigan State University. He and his wife, Jennifer, live in eastern Pennsylvania and have a daughter who just turned one.
Legatus is the world’s only membership organization for Catholic CEOs, founded in 1987 by the iconic entrepreneur Tom Monaghan, best known as the founder and longtime owner of Domino’s Pizza, today the largest pizza company in the world. Thirty-one years since founding, Legatus serves more than 5,000 owners and senior managers of large private enterprises across nearly 100 local chapters.