He received his Bachelors of Science (Marketing) and Master of Business Administration Degrees from University of Idaho. John was hired as the CEO of the Greater Moscow Chamber of Commerce during his last year of graduate school (85 – 88); he served as the CEO of the Greater Pocatello Chamber of Commerce (88-91). Later, John graduated from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce six-year “Organization Management Institute” program at Stanford University in 1991. John was President of the Idaho Chambers of Commerce in 1989.
He is the principal and owner of LoBuono and Associates (advertising agency) and Eagle Rock Productions (media production). In 2015, John became a licensed realtor, and is with Century 21 Greater LandCo Realty.
John is active in the Idaho Falls Rotary Club, and has served on the Idaho Falls Rotary Club board of directors. He was on the University of Idaho National Alumni Association board of directors, serving as president in 2001/2002. He is a past president of the Idaho Falls Exchange Club, and was a board member of the Idaho Falls Symphony (3 years). He is a member of the Idaho Falls Parks and Recreation Commission, and joined the IFAD board in May of 2017.