For his undergraduate and graduate studies, John Minnich initially chose accounting and business over organizational leadership and other disciplines of interest at a liberal arts college. Growing up in a small retail family business, he banked on these disciplines opening doors to pursue his real passions of advising, leadership, professional development, and relations. John later earned certificates in fund raising management (CFRM) from the Indiana University Lilly School of Philanthropy as well as executive leadership, high-performance leadership, and strategic human resources leadership from Cornell University online.
Leveraging a strategic career path, he passionately advises and educates both individuals and organizations. As university faculty and discussion leader for professional development, John enjoys sharing best practices and his journey while networking and leading sessions. From both for profit and nonprofit, he draws on his experiences as practitioner with clients, faculty, and chief business and financial officer.
From member development (and formerly strategic partner relations) chair for Financial Executives International-Fort Wayne to advocate member for the Indiana CPA Society, he has a passion for networking while serving the community via nonprofit boards and committees. John is a 2016 recipient of the Indiana CPA Society Outstanding Community Service Award, 2015 graduate of Leadership Fort Wayne, 2014 Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly 40 Under 40 award recipient, and 2012 Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana Leadership Institute alum. He has also earned various grants to pursue professional development.
John resides in his hometown of Fort Wayne with his wife, Carrie, a CPA director and shareholder in public practice. Also holding CPA and CGMA professional credentials, John commenced his career in public accounting and as a software consultant before redirecting his career to health care then education.