John Carey is communications director with the National Public Pension Coalition (NPPC). NPPC represents millions of teachers, nurses, police, firefighters and other public sector employees – has worked to protect the financial security of working families who rely on public pensions. NPPC works with a national network of state and local coalition efforts to protect public pensions. Prior to joining NPPC, John was at Americans for Financial Reform. John has more than a decade of management and administrative experience influencing policy-makers, constituency groups and voters through local, state, and national campaigns. His communications experience includes press outreach, news monitoring, on-line outreach, and rapid response. John’s field experience includes managing grassroots and grasstops lobbying campaigns and managing paid and volunteer staff for phone banks, canvasses, and other voter contact efforts. John lives in Centreville, VA with his wife, Tara, and their children Emma and Jack. He enjoys athletics, politics, and cooking.