Center for Social Impact Communication Georgetown University COPYRIGHT REBECCA DROBIS

John D. Trybus, APR, Managing Director & Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University’s Center for Social Impact Communication

John Trybus is a social strategist on a mission to help impact organizations embrace the blur-between sectors, functions, departments, and human strengths-for good.

He leads and manages Georgetown University’s Center for Social Impact Communications, a research and action center working to ignite the power of responsible marketers, communicators, fundraisers, and journalists to combine their strengths within an organization in order to drive societal change.

A purposeful integrator himself, John’s career journey has spanned sectors in pursuit of making impact.

A life-changing encounter with world-famous chimpanzee expert Dr. Jane Goodall led him to become her personal advisor. He traveled nonstop with the environmental rockstar on her perpetual 300-day-per-year advocacy tour that took them around the globe inspiring people to help animals, people and the world we share. Whiskey (with a spot of water from the tap) was the fuel that kept the lecture tour going city-after-cityJohn has also served at the British Embassy and within Waggener Edstrom Worldwide’s social innovation practice, advising clients like Tiffany & Co., L’Oreal Paris, Coca-Cola and Women for Women International.

An adjunct professor of social impact and nonprofit management, John is a highly sought after speaker and trainer who proudly pontificates with a Chicago accent.



Steve Taylor
Steve Taylor, Senior Vice President and Counsel for Public Policy, United Way Worldwide

Steve Taylor leads United Way Worldwide’s public policy advocacy strategies, serving as the chief liaison between the United Way system, Congress and the Executive Branch. Additionally, Mr. Taylor’s public policy team works with hundreds of local United Ways to guide their advocacy strategies at state and local levels of government. Mr. Taylor has been with United Way Worldwide since 2007. Prior to joining United Way Worldwide, Mr. Taylor spent over 10 years working in various capacities as a staff member for four United States Senators, most recently serving for two years as General Counsel to then U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE). Mr. Taylor served as Senior Counsel on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights for six years. Mr. Taylor also served as Chief Legislative Analyst for the Minority Leader in the New Mexico House of Representatives. Mr. Taylor holds a bachelor of arts in political science from University of New Mexico, and a juris doctor from the University of New Mexico School of Law. He currently serves on the public policy committee for Independent Sector, the public policy committee for the National Council of Nonprofits, and the board of Nonprofit Vote. He has previously served on the boards of the Coalition for Human Needs and the Emergency Food and Shelter Program. Mr. Taylor received the National Assembly’s Spirit of Collaboration Award in 2015. Mr. Taylor is a volunteer Girl Scout Troop Leader.