John Harris is a retired entrepreneur and philanthropist, currently serving on multiple for-profit and not-for-profit boards. He is also immersed in public service projects in education, health care, wellness, and sport. John has 45 years of experience in the employee health and performance fields. Considered a wellness pioneer, John was the co-founder of Harris HealthTrends, Inc., an entrepreneurial corporation that became one of the top five corporate wellness companies in the world and helped shape the prevention industry into what it is today. Harris HealthTrends grew to nearly 400 employees, had clients in all 50 states, and in six countries, on three continents. Harris HealthTrends ultimately became part of Axia Health Management which was sold in 2006. John was later a founding partner of Performance pH, a company that leveraged a variety of strategies to create high-performing cultures. Performance pH was sold in 2018.
John presents internationally and is the author of many publications on employee health. John has been awarded numerous prestigious industry and entrepreneurial excellence awards including the Entrepreneurial & Business Excellence Hall of Fame Davenport – Longenecker Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Health Enhancement Research Organization Bill Whitmer Leadership Award. He was also named a Grand Valley State University Alumni in Residence, a Ball State University Scholar in Residence, and received the University of Toledo, Outstanding Alumni Award. John has served as a consultant to many Fortune 500 companies and industry support organizations.