John Guingrich is a husband, father of two, grandpa, brother, son, advocate, and just a guy who wants to make a difference – he also happens to be a person with a disability. A lifelong resident of Fort Wayne, John attended Fort Wayne Community Schools and IPFW. During his time at IPFW, he met his now wife of 27 years. They have two adult children and six grandchildren.
In 1995, John became involved in disability advocacy beyond his own needs, as the Youth Services Coordinator and then Assistant Director at the League for the Blind and Disabled, Inc. (d/b/a The League). From 2005-2014 John worked in the for-profit sector helping government contractors pursue business with the federal government. Still passionate about improving the lives of people with disabilities, his worked focused on projects with such agencies as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, National Institutes of Health, and the Center for Disease Control. In 2015, John followed his passion for service by returning to The League as Director of Programs and Services. In January 2019 he became the President/CEO of The League. John serves on a variety of councils and boards with a passion for making our community inclusive and equitable. A lifelong learner, in 2022, he earned his Certificate in Fund Raising Management from the Indiana University Lilly School of Philanthropy.