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John Carreon

A Bit About Me

As a Consultant working with Purpose HQ, John brings over twenty-five-plus years of executive leadership level nonprofit and consulting experience. John leads service and revenue strategies for Purpose HQ.  His leadership responsibilities also include partnering with clients in delivering cultural & organizational assessments, executive leadership development, and talent development strategies focused on aligning organizational values, mission, and human capital around organizational purpose.

Previously, John served as Chief Advancement Officer for Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana.  His primary responsibilities included the development and implementation of philanthropic revenue strategies, marketing & communications strategies, brand development, and strategic planning.

Prior to Make-A-Wish, John was the Founder and CEO of The Carreon Group. Drawing on over twenty-plus years of nonprofit experience, John partnered with clients in organizational assessment and advancement planning activities that empowered them to achieve strategic initiatives and revenue goals.

Prior to The Carreon Group, John served as Executive Vice President of Thomas P. Miller & Associates, a consulting firm focused on empowering organizations and communities through strategic partnerships.  His specialties and responsibilities included strategic planning, organizational development, advancement planning, and leadership development. 

For the past 18 years, John has also served as a Faculty member for the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.  John’s teaching focuses on organizational culture & planning, strategic planning, advancement audit and planning methodologies, advancement planning, and leadership development. 

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