Prior to launching John Engber & Associates, Inc. in September 2010, John served as senior vice president at Strategies 360, a Seattle based public affairs firm.
Early in 1997, John Engber joined the staff of U.S. Senator Patty Murray and served as her state director for more than 11 years. In that role, he managed a 20 person staff and oversaw the development of the senator's in-state strategic planning. John also worked on a wide range of issues, including forest and salmon issues, energy, the Wild Sky Wilderness area, and economic development. John Engber led the effort to launch the Washington State Farmworker Housing Trust.
Before joining the senator's staff, John was president of John Engber Communications, Inc., a communications firm that specialized in radio and television advertising for initiative and candidate campaigns. Formed in 1991, the firm worked with over 50 clients, including:
|Congressman Jay Inslee
Congressman Brian Baird
Washington Supreme Court Justice Gerry Alexander
|Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels
NARAL Pro-Choice Washington
Seattle Commons Campaign
Idaho Controller J.D. Williams
John Engber moved to Seattle in 1990 to serve as the western regional director for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC). In that position, he assisted Democratic House campaigns in 13 western states.
John also served as vice president of Joe Slade White Communications, a New York political advertising firm that worked with candidates across the country, including Washington State Governor Booth Gardner and New Mexico Attorney General (and now U.S. Senator) Tom Udall.
John graduated from Temple University School of Law in 1985 and served on the staff of its Law Review. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, John graduated from The American University in 1978 with a bachelor's degree in economics and political science.
During his free time, John enjoys spending time with his two children Alec and Kirsten, and his Golden Retriever Lilly. A one-time whitewater guide in West Virginia and western Pennsylvania, John now enjoys the safer confines of a sea kayak.