John Gerstner ABC*, President of Communitelligence, Inc., has career experience as a writer, photo-journalist, magazine editor, graphic designer, internal communications expert, Internet/intranet strategist, video producer, radio announcer, book author and consultant.
John spent much of his career in corporate communications with John Deere where he launched and built a global internal communications program. This was followed by diverse assignments including leading the launches of the Deere web site and intranet, authoring the coffee-table book, Genuine Value: The John Deere Journey and managing Deere’s corporate environmental & safety communications.
John served two terms on the Executive Board of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), and was 2000-2001 Chair of the IABC Research Foundation. He is a current Board Member of CCM (Council of Communication Management). He is a frequent conference speaker and has received more than 50 communication awards, including 17 IABC Gold Quills. In 1992, he received the IABC U.S. District 4 Director’s Award. In 1994 he was named IABC/Iowa Communicator of the Year.
John holds two MA degrees from the University of Iowa, one in Journalism & Mass Communication earned in 1984, and one in Video Art & Multimedia. His undergraduate degree is in journalism from KansasStateUniversity. He can be reached at email@example.com or by phone at (904) 588-2366.
*ABC is the Accredited Business Communicator designation of the International Association of Business Communicators