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John Rendon - Participant

John W. Rendon is President and Chief Executive Officer of The Rendon Group, Inc. (TRG), a global strategic communications consultancy. To date, TRG has worked in or on 98 countries. Mr. Rendon has served as Executive Director and Political Director of the Democratic Party of the United States and has worked and led numerous campaigns at the federal, state and local level.

John Rendon is considered to be one of the world’s leading pioneers in the use of strategic communications as an element of national power and one of the first thought-leaders to harness the power of emerging technologies in support of real time information management. He has served as an executive communications consultant to the White House, U.S. Department of Defense, the National Security community and to the leadership of Fortune 500 companies, among others. He is a participant in forward-thinking organizations such as the Highlands Forum, the Aspen Institute and is a lecturer and speaker at many forums and universities on the impact of emerging information technologies on the way populations think and behave.

In the National Security arena, Mr. Rendon has participated in the design and implementation of strategic communications initiatives and information programs related to operations, Odyssey Dawn (Libya), Unified Protector (Libya), Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan), Allied Force and Joint Guardian (Kosovo), Desert Shield, Desert Storm (Kuwait), Desert Fox (Iraq) and Just Cause (Panama), among others. TRG also participates in counter narcotics programs and has worked in Haiti, Bosnia and Serbia, among other austere environments.

Mr. Rendon has developed comprehensive crisis and non-crisis information operations for political and public policy campaigns in the Americas, Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe and the Middle East.

Mr. Rendon is a lecturer on topics including Global Power shifts, Leadership in the Knowledge Age; strategic communications development and implementation, information operations, information strategies, tactics and operations; crisis management and the American Presidency. He regularly lectures at the Defense Universities. He has lectured at such prestigious institutions as the Africa Center for Strategic Studies, Air War College (JFOWC and SJIOAC), American University, Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies, Boston University, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Federal Executive Training Institute, Foreign Service Institute, George Mason University, Georgetown University, Harvard University, Industrial College of the Armed Forces (ICAF), Joint Special Operations University (JSOU), Kuwait University, Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), Naval War College, National Defense University, Northeastern University, Royal Danish Defence College, The George Washington University, United States Air Force Academy and University of Southern California, among others.

Mr. Rendon has also served as an analyst for CBS News and has appeared as an analyst on BBC World Service television, BBC World Service radio, SKY Television and CNN, among others.

Background

Organization

The Rendon Group, Inc.

Title

President and Chief Executive Officer