Director of Museum Experience
John Rodman is Director of Museum Experience for the Preservation Society, overseeing all visitor services, marketing and public relations activities. He joined the Society in 1999 as Director of Marketing and Communications.
The new Department of Museum Experience, merging all marketing and visitor services activities, was created in October of 2008.
In 2013, John was named Nonprofit Marketer of the Year by the American Marketing Association, recognizing extraordinary leadership and achievement in the field. Under his tenure, the Newport Mansions has become among the four most visited museums in New England.
He earned a Bachelor's degree in journalism from Boston University, and a Master's degree in Public Administration from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government.
John has had an extensive and varied career in journalism and government. He has held news management positions at Standard News in Washington, D.C., WCDJ-FM and WEEI Newsradio; was a correspondent for NBC and CBS Radio, and a lecturer at Northeastern University. He was the recipient of the National Headliner Award, Best Investigation, and received three management and 24 corporate excellence awards from the Associated Press, United Press International, and Radio and Television News Directors Association. His most recent position prior to joining the Preservation Society was as Assistant Secretary of Environmental Affairs for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
John is a current member of the American Association of Museums, the National Press Club and the White House Correspondent's Association.