Mr. John Rote is a past Chair and has served David C Cook since 2006. He currently serves as Chairman of the New Business Innovation Committee and also serves as a member of the Finance & Audit and Executive Committees.
He received his undergraduate degree from Penn State University and an MBA in Finance from the Krannert Graduate School of Management, Purdue University. John and Cindy have been married for 40 years and have 4 daughters.
John spent 30 years in Global Advertising and General Management at Procter & Gamble and SC Johnson. He has extensive experience running global business and leading global acquisitions. Mr. Rote served as a member of the SCJ Korean Board of Directors, Director at Overseas Council and Agora Enterprises in Kansas City – both globally focused ministries. He also worked 2 years as the Chief Development Officer for Overseas Council.
In 2015, John and Cindy moved to Nashville, TN to move closer to their four daughters, all of whom graduated with various degrees from Belmont University in Nashville, TN. John currently works as Executive Director of Midtown Fellowship Church in Nashville and is on the Board of Directors of Corner 2 Corner, a ministry focused on Education, Economic Development and Spiritual Growth in at-risk communities in Nashville. Cindy works in a family-owned business in Nashville.