John Holden is an independent communications professional with more than 20 years of experience in media, finance and government. He was a core member of the communications team during the first two terms of Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley’s administration.
Holden also has served as communications director for the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, where he managed internal communications. He also was director of media relations for DePaul University.
A long-time resident of Chicago’s Uptown and Edgewater communities, Holden is active in numerous community improvement organizations. He currently serves as a board member for Friends of Downtown and the Edgewater Historical Society.