John Winchester is the Director of Government and Community Engagement for Arizona State University in Southern Arizona. He is a native of Tucson where he lives with his wife Fernanda and four beautiful children. John and his family are engaged members of their community where they volunteer regularly. John serves on the Board of Directors of the Tucson Metro Chamber, Sun Corridor, Southern Arizona Leadership Council, and was appointed to the Pima County Transportation Advisory Commission in 2021. He also serves as an Honorary Commander to the 355 Maintenance Group. He ran for elected office in 2016 for District 1 County Supervisor.
John has received several recognitions for his work in the community and was named one of Tucson’s 40 under 40 by the Arizona Daily Star and the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in 2016. He is a Flinn-Brown Fellow through the Arizona Civic Leadership Academy, sponsored by the Thomas R. Brown and Flinn Foundations, an Alumni of Greater Tucson Leadership, Immediate Past Chair of the Emerging Leaders Council through the Tucson Metro Chamber of Commerce, and was Chair of the Advocacy Committee for Tucson Young Professionals. He holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and a Graduate Certification in Nonprofit Leadership Management from the University of Arizona.