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DR. JOHN SESSA

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Dr. Sessa (John) graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wabash College, majoring in Spanish and International Business. He also received a Master of Business Administration from South University and graduated with a 3.9 GPA with a Doctorate of Business Administration concentrating in International Business and Global Finance from Argosy University.  He worked as the head of in-house PR and marketing for Rock & Republic. Being fluent in English, Spanish and Italian, Dr. Sessa was an integral part of the company’s very successful, global marketing launch of their jeans and accessories.  Dr. Sessa continued his working experience by joining Elite International Partners, a Venture Capital firm with global projects. There, he took a very active role as a business and marketing analyst working directly with the founder of the company. 

Dr. Sessa worked in a variety of industries including Oil & Gas, Aerospace, Real Estate Development and Biotech.  For three years, he operated as the Controller for Eco Ventures Group, Inc., a renewable energy company focused on producing alternative forms of energy to service the growing global demand.  He currently owns and operates his own business development consulting company with over 10 years' experience in developing policy and marketing procedures according to defined business frameworks.  

Passionate about renewable energy and animal rights, Dr. Sessa has founded Organics of Chicago (www.organicsofchicago.org), a non-profit that works with growing healthy neighborhoods, lives and lifestyles through the best of green innovation and social responsibility.  He is also the co-founder of StopYulinForever.org (www.stopyulinforever.org), a non-profit organization whose mission is to raise awareness and end the Yulin Dog Meat Festival forever in China.

Currently, Dr. John Sessa is the Executive Director of The Vanderpump Dog Foundation and co-founder of Vanderpump Pets with Lisa Vanderpump and Ken Todd and is currently work on the release of the documentary The Road to Yulin (2017), which is Dr. Sessa’s directorial, writing and producing debut.

His published works include, "Nada, an Introspective Reality into Metaphysical Time" (2003) and "Combating Food Deserts, Homelessness, and Unemployment: A Cost-Benefit Analysis of the Organics of Chicago’s Sustainability Project" (2015).