John RushVice Chair

    John Rush moved to San Diego in 1973 after graduating from Pratt Institute in his hometown of New York. He has a BA in Social Science and minor in Art Education. He founded his own commercial printing company in 1980.

    He studied with, and adapted the practices of Dr. W. Edwards Deming, America’s foremost quality leader, and then became the first business of his kind to achieve registration to the International Standards Organization. He joined Consolidated Graphics Inc, a public company with 75 commercial printing locations worldwide.

    Business recognition includes the Blue Chip Enterprise Award from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce; the Total Excellence In Management (TEIM) award from the San Diego Business Journal, and the Better Business Bureau Torch Award for excellence, integrity, and quality in the marketplace.

    Non profit involvements include being the former President of The Foundation For The Children of the Californias, and the San Diego Kiwanis Foundation. Other board positions include St. Paul’s Senior Homes, Reality Changers Vision Team, The San Diego Historical Society, Voices For Children, the American Diabetes Association, The San Diego Repertory Theatre, Bravo San Diego.

    He and Bonnie are members of all of the Prado museums in Balboa Park, as well as the Zoo. They enjoy travelling visiting their second home in Prescott, Arizona