John Raho

John Raho left a career in Corporate Finance in 2016, primarily working in Fortune 500 companies for more than 25 years, with his most recent role as Division Controller, Specialty Materials at Corning Incorporated. His new adventure is as at the Children’s Advocacy Center of SW Florida. John’s corporate work focused primarily on strategy and modeling, and now includes grant planning and administration. His corporate career included 15 years living and working overseas in Greater China, Japan, and Europe, throughout which he developed a lifelong passion for travel, history and the arts. But by far the most rewarding aspect of that phase of his life was identifying and nurturing new talent, and seeing them develop into the next generation of leadership.

John earned a BA Economics and MBA Finance from Cornell University’s College of Arts and Sciences, including a year at the London School of Economics, and Cornell’s Management School. He is also a Certified Public Accountant and a rated Expert in the United States Chess Federation. John and his wife Joleen can usually be found playing with their Bernese mountain dog, Barnaby, and have adopted the vibe of island life with beaching, boating, biking and pickle-balling.

John also serves as Treasurer on the Sanibel Community Association board of directors.