John Sporing retired from the Federal Government in 2016 where he

worked in leadership positions in both the Executive and Judicial branches

for 25 years. During that time, he helped people realize their potential at all

levels by helping them become more innovative and customer-focused

leaders. He also worked with Hispanic Serving Institutions and Historically

Black Colleges and Universities to recruit and prepare students for

leadership roles.

He founded, LLC—a leadership development and

mentoring firm dedicated to assisting minority professionals maximize their

leadership potential and turn them into world-class leaders.

John is a Professor at the Jack Welch Management Institute where he

teaches in the MBA program. He continues to present at academic and

professional conferences around the world.

John holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from The University of

Texas, San Antonio, a Master of Arts degree from the St. Mary’s University

of Texas and was a Ph.D. candidate at American University.

He holds an advanced certification from the Wine & Spirits Education Trust

and owns A Life Well Drunk, LLC—a wine tourism, events and education

company. In addition, John serves as the Co-Executive Director of the

Southern Regional Science Association—an organization dedicated to

the advancement of regional analysis and related spatial and areal studies