John Vranas

Chief Development and Marketing Officer

John Vranas is the Chief Development and Marketing Officer for the Humane Society of the United States.

John Vranas, headshot

Before his work at the Humane Society of the United States, Vranas oversaw the creation and execution of all global projects for fundraising, communications and marketing at Make-A-Wish International. Vranas joined Make-A-Wish in 2014 as the Chief Marketing Officer for Make-A-Wish America. In that capacity, he led the repositioning of the brand, outlining a marketing strategy for the organization. His efforts led to new levels of recognition, equity and favorability for Make-A-Wish in the United States.  

Before Make-A-Wish, Vranas served as Vice President of Fundraising for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and Senior Vice President of Field Operations at ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Vranas is a graduate of Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. He and his wife, Angi, share their lives with two cats, Electra and Phoebeboth adopted from local shelters.