John Peirce, former vice president and co-owner of Indiana
Stamp Co., Inc., is one of just 22 leaders from around the world to be accepted
as a fellow in the Advanced Leadership Initiative at Harvard University for
calendar year 2011. John is also an elected member of the Board of Trustees for
Fort Wayne Community Schools.
Advanced Leadership Initiative at Harvard is designed to prepare experienced
leaders to take on new challenges in the social sector where they potentially
can make an even greater societal impact than they did in their careers. John
is also a member of the board of directors for the Carriage House and past-president of the
Rotary Club of Fort Wayne, one of the largest clubs in the US with over 200
members. He is a Big Brother and a
volunteer recruiter for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana and South
Prior to his 21-year career a Indiana Stamp, John
was a human resources manager and a communications manager at GE in Fort Wayne,
1980-89. Previously he was managing editor of the
Kendallville News-Sun daily newspaper, where he and his staff won numerous
Hoosier State Press Association awards.
In 2007 John was one of 12 people in the US to
receive the Heroes in our Midst award presented by the American Greeting Card
Association for his work with Big Brothers Big Sisters. The same year, he led
the Yellow Petition Campaign in support of the Fort Wayne Community Schools
$500 million facilities improvement plan, which would have been the largest
bond issue in the history of Indiana had it been supported.
John and his wife Susie have a son Brian who is in
his senior year at IPFW and a daughter Alex who will achieve dual degrees in
visual communication and marketing from Indiana University Kelley School of
Business at the end of the 2010-11 school year.
A Fort Wayne native, John
has a Masters of Science in Business Administration (1980) from Indiana-Purdue
University Fort Wayne and an AB-English (1972) degree from Indiana University,