John applies his extensive experience as a writer and editor of national and political news and public affairs issues to a range of strategic communications and media relations projects. He specializes in developing and executing communication strategies designed to position issues and organizations in the media, impact policy debates and elevate corporate reputations. John has worked for a variety of clients, including major corporations, trade associations and public policy advocacy organizations and nonprofits. Clients have included Advance America, General Electric, Mayo Clinic, the Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance, Pfizer, TIAA-CREF, Save Darfur Coalition and the State of the USA. Prior to joining the firm, Files was at the Washington bureau of The New York Times.