John Elliott, National Board Member

Serving on Canine Companions’ national board since 2001, John Elliot is currently chairman of the audit committee and a member of the development committee. John has also served as president of the North Central Region board.

For the past 41 years, John has been employed in the student transportation industry, holding a number of senior management positions including CEO of National Express Corporation. In 2006, he was honored as Contractor of the Year by School Bus Fleet magazine. In his early career, John worked as a teacher and administrator in public education.

In addition to his leadership roles within Canine Companions, John has served on the board of Provena Health, the Red Cross, the United Fund, and the National School Transportation authority.

John looks forward to seeing Canine Companions for Independence continue as the standard bearer and ‘epitome of excellence’ in the assistance dog sector.