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Principal of the Denver-based Simplicity Communications, John Cummings continues his 35-year executive career. Trained in manufacturing, natural resources, information technology, and other fields, he holds a master of science in economics from the University of Wyoming. Initially, John Cummings served as an econo… Read More
Principal of the Denver-based Simplicity Communications, John Cummings continues his 35-year executive career. Trained in manufacturing, natural resources, information technology, and other fields, he holds a master of science in economics from the University of Wyoming. Initially, John Cummings served as an economic development manager for the State of Wyoming and assisted with obtaining permits for a $100 million coal mine.

Transitioning out of the public sector, Cummings joined NERCO, Inc., in Portland, Oregon, as director of investor relations and corporate communications. Involved with its $500 million initial public offering, he remained with the diversified energy resource firm until its sale to Rio Tinto. Subsequently, John Cummings aided in repositioning the multi-billion dollar manufacturing company Johns Manville for sale to Berkshire Hathaway.

Preceding his tenure with Simplicity Communications, Cummings became a principal and partner with Genesis, Inc. This position required him to advise clients on implementing communications strategies and increasing their market share. In his current role, John Cummings serves as a positioning strategy consultant, educating companies on sustainable planning and integrated communications.

During the past two years John Cummings provided sustainability reporting and communications strategy, content development and project management support to Johns Manville including assisting with the Global Reporting Initiative application-level process. In addition, Cummings recently aided a Fortune 200 technology company as a subject matter expert for its annual corporate citizenship report. This assignment included developing product stewardship and sustainable manufacturing content for the company’s annual report. Read Less
  • Principal
    Simplicity Communications — USA
  • Director, Investor Relations & Corporate Communications
    Nerco, A Publicly Traded Sub Of PacifiCorp — USA
  • Johns Manville, a Berkshire Hathaway Company
    Director, Corporate Development — USA
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