John Bennett is a former ARMY Airborne Ranger and CPA by trade who has spent time working for CPA firms, as an Internal Auditor with CIGNA auditing healthcare operations, and as a regional and corporate CFO for various healthcare delivery organizations. He has used his industry and entrepreneurial experience to host financial workshops for the Portland Development Commission’s Portland Challenge. John currently runs a business that makes weapons delivery systems for military high altitude jumps (HALO).
He has been teaching in higher education since 2004 with DeVry University and Keller Graduate School of Management. Courses taught include financial accounting, managerial cost accounting, managerial finance, auditing and governmental/NPO accounting. Additionally, John teaches CPA exam prep courses for Becker, healthcare accounting, economics and financial accounting for undergraduate and MBA students at Concordia University, and auditing and accounting classes at Eastern Oregon University. John is currently a doctoral student at George Fox University where he is pursuing a Doctorate in Business Administration. His dissertation is focused on aligning professionally licensed staffing recruiting and retention practices at Rural Critical Access Hospitals (CAH) with their financial performance.