John Tomlinson

Director, Communications

John Tomlinson is Director, Communications at Synergos, a global nonprofit organization that Synergos is a global organization that has pioneered the use of bridging leadership, which builds trust and collaboration to solve complex problems. He leads planning, production, and distribution of information about Synergos. He also works with Synergos’ programmatic teams to collect and share knowledge created through the organization’s work.

Prior to focusing on communications, JT helped administer several Synergos programs, including supporting the creation of grantmaking foundations in Africa and Latin America and managing a program of exchanges between nonprofit leaders in the United States and countries in the Global South. He also coordinated policy research and outreach on collaborative approaches to development and on cooperation between foundations and foreign aid agencies. He was on staff at Synergos from 1991-2006 and rejoined the organization in 2010.

JT holds an MS in library and information science from the Pratt Institute, an MA in international relations from Yale University, and a BA in East Asian Studies from Harvard College.

Contact him at jtomlinson@synergos.org.