John Kendzior collaborates with colleagues and civic partners to identify and attract outstanding leaders to join the FUSE fellowship. He has more than 20 years of experience designing and delivering innovative talent acquisition solutions for nonprofit and for-profit institutions. Prior to joining FUSE, John was the fellowship director of Harvard University’s Advanced Leadership Initiative, a pioneering interdisciplinary program that is deploying a global leadership force of social innovators.
Earlier, John served as an assistant director in Harvard’s Office of Human Resources, where he developed university-wide relationships focused on creating an inclusive workplace. As vice president and executive search consultant for Fleet Financial Group, John led senior-level searches for the commercial and consumer banking lines of business. John remains committed to expanding employment opportunities across all communities, and he has advanced pathways for urban youth and adults to realize this goal. John earned an A.B. from The College of The University of Chicago with a major in political science and an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.