John Parker

John Parker

Chief Communications, Marketing and Public Relations Officer – Evolution St. Louis

John Park is a native of St. Louis, Missouri. He is a former free agent defensive back with the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League. After his professional playing days ended, he turned his sights to the coaching ranks, where he spent the next 30 plus years at both the collegiate and professional football level, collecting two National Championships rings and two Super Bowl rings.

Besides his playing and coach history, John honed his public speaking talents and began speaking to corporations and organizations all over the United States. His expertise and passion are the motivation, inspiration and leadership of individuals, teams, and organizations. He is one of the most sought after motivational/leadership speakers nationwide.

John is currently the Chief Communications, Marketing and Public Relations Officer for Evolution St. Louis, a high-tech knitting and fabric company. He is the Owner/President of Evolution Communications & Media Group, a contract firm that specializes in crisis communications and media management for large corporations, government entities and non-profit organizations.

He has received numerous awards in his career including, in 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 being named as one of the “Top 100 Most Influential African American in the City of St. Louis, Missouri.” John is a published author and has written four books on the subject of social justice.

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