John Barnett - Consultant

A retired Navy master chief, John has more than 30 years of experience and expertise in public relations, journalism, social media, communication planning, news and feature writing, internal communications, and media relations and training.

During his military career, John says his favorite assignment was as a journalism and advanced newspaper editor studies instructor at the Defense Information School. His extensive military and civilian PR work history provides Vox Optima clients with effective solutions for real-world media relations, social media and publication challenges.

John has been a tremendous asset for clients like NAVSEA supporting their editorial and publication management needs; supplementing the Gibbs & Cox marketing team with editorial and graphic design services; and designing and implementing a foundational social media program for the National Association of Development Companies. John’s educational background is as extensive as his professional one with bachelor’s in communications arts and English, a master’s in adult education and training, as well as being a Navy-certified master training specialist. 

Email: john.barnett@voxoptima.com