John Weber President, Dezenhall Resources

John Weber is one of the nation's top crisis managers. During his 25-year career, he has guided a wide range of companies, trade groups, and prominent individuals through severe challenges, ranging from consumer boycotts and plant disasters to Attorneys General investigations, congressional hearings, and mass torts litigation. John has directly counseled some of the nation's top CEOs facing issues of personal reputation and liability. Today, John is president and partner at Dezenhall Resources, Ltd., a leading crisis management firm located in Washington, D.C.

John's background includes senior management positions at Hill & Knowlton, Shandwick Public Affairs, and Porter/Novelli. With Eric Dezenhall he co-authored the book Damage Control: How to Get the Upper Hand When Your Business Is Under Attack, which received favorable reviews from The Harvard Business Review, Financial Times, and Time, among others. He has appeared on CNN and numerous other media outlets. He has spoken at numerous trade and industry conferences on crisis communications.

John received an undergraduate degree in political science from Southern Methodist University and a master's degree in journalism from the University of Maryland.