Earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in business from the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater, John graduated from the GM School of Merchandising and Management and is a member of the Chevrolet Legion of Leader Sales Society.
He joined the Alpine Bank Family in 2006 as a board member and is the former vice president of Wolf Chevrolet Sales, Inc. in Belvidere, which has been owned and operated by three generations of the Wolf Family since 1924. John is past president and a board member of the Belvidere Chamber of Commerce, a board member and executive committee member of Growth Dimensions of Belvidere and Boone County, Inc., and current chairman and a member of the Belvidere Salvation Army Advisory Board. In addition, John is a board member of the Boone County Community Foundation, a board member of UW – Whitewater Alumni Association, vice chairman of the Illinois Auto Dealer Association, a past president and member of the Belvidere IOU Club, and a board member of the Boone County Historical Museum. John is also a volunteer and member of Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church.