John VanPool- Vice Chair

Assistant Director of Public Information for the Citizen Potawatomi Nation

John VanPool

Executive Committee

John VanPool is the Assistant Director of Public Information for the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, a tribal government located just outside of Oklahoma City. Under the direction of the tribal executive branch and the public information department director, he helps manage a team of communication professionals promoting the tribal government’s programs, commercial enterprises and public affairs.

He has previously worked for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency in Lakewood, Colorado as a public affairs specialist and for the Brussels-based consultancy G+ Europe as a researcher. John formerly wrote a policy briefing on the Republic of Turkey for the Brussels-based firm, the European Geopolitical Forum.

He is a graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma with a BA in History and the University of Kent’s Brussels School of International Studies with an MA in International Relations.