Speaker Profile

John Graves
Chief Executive Officer / Eidolon Communications

John Graves is a founding partner of Eidolon Communications, an industry-leading direct response firm that he has co-parented for more than 30 years. Mr. Graves has developed strategy and managed programs for a wide range of nonprofits, many of which he put in the mail for the very first time, including New York Restoration Project. Current passion projects include amfAR, American Farmland Trust, Compassion & Choices, Consumer Reports, Heifer International, National Park Foundation, National Trust for Historic Preservation and New York Presbyterian Hospital. Prior to forming Eidolon, John was national program director of the American Social Health Association. Mr. Graves served as chair of the board of directors of Callen-Lorde Community Health Center for six years, guiding its growth from a small neighborhood clinic to the largest LGBT primary care health facility in the world. John is a Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University.