John Spears

Chief of Staff

John Spears is ONE’s Chief of Staff. Prior to joining ONE, he served in several roles in the Obama Administration. Most recently at the US Agency for International Development (USAID) where he was Senior Advisor in the Front Office. His responsibilities included management and operations for the 10,000+ person agency, the Asia region and LGBTI issues.

At the US Small Business Administration (SBA), he supported small businesses competing for over US$500 billion in federal prime contracts each year. John also led the American Supplier Initiative, a government-wide effort to get more small businesses into the supply chains of large companies.

Prior to joining SBA, John was State Director in Massachusetts and then in Indiana for Organizing for America, a project of the Democratic National Committee, where he led efforts to support President Obama’s legislative agenda.

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