John Rush for
Ohio House 17th District

Social Entrepreneur

Proven Impact
"I believe the economic and the political are always at the service of the social."

John is a social entrepreneur with a strong passion and practical knowledge for leveraging business for social good. John has a proven track record for starting and managing social enterprise ventures that are creative, engaging, transformational and sustainable. John's social innovation has focused on a segment of society that touches everyone and deals with an array of complex social, economic, psychological and philosophical realities. During his career, John has worked with over 1,500 individuals with high obstacles to employment, including prior incarceration, homelessness, human trafficking and domestic violence. John has worked with multiple non-profits, public officials and a multitude of diverse private sector partners with the goal of creating pragmatic solutions that generate systematic and long term positive impact. John's uncanny ability to connect with people, build relationships and grow a social enterprise are rooted in his passion to see real and tangible results that change lives and communities.

  • Innovation
  • Sustainabilty
  • Business

Non-Profit Board & Community Experience

Columbus Area Integrated Health Services

Center for Social Enterprise Development

Board Chair

Starfish Alliance

Catholic Social Services

Central Ohio’s Downtown YMCA

Consulting Board

Lower Lights Ministries

Chair of the Social Enterprise Committee

Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

Advisory Board

Franklinton Rising



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