Welcome: New Assistant Dean for External Relations - John Osborn

John Osborn
Jul. 28, 2015

We are pleased to announce that John Osborn began working on Sept. 14 as the Assistant Dean for External Relations in the Lee Business School. Please join us in welcoming him to our senior leadership team and easing his transition to the Lee Business School.

John was instrumental in crafting many of our external relations strategies during our strategic planning process. He brings a wealth of experience as Vice President of Marketing at the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce and Executive Director of the Chamber Foundation. While there, John oversaw the highly respected Leadership Las Vegas program and hosted economic development and forecasting events such as Preview Las Vegas.

John has a rich business background. He has served as Chief Marketing Officer at Exhibitor Magazine Group, Vice President of Marketing at GES Exposition Services, Group Marketing Manager of Healthy Choice at Conagra Foods and Senior Brand Manager at The Dial Corporation. Prior to that, he held management positions at Ocean Spray Cranberries and Ore-Ida Foods.

John will serve as the primary point person for the implementation of the strategic plan, serve as liaison to the Executive Advisory Board and oversee all external relations functions, including communications and marketing.

He earned an MBA and a B.A. in Communications (Advertising) from Brigham Young University. John’s community connectivity and business acumen will serve him well as Assistant Dean.