John Motley previously worked at the Food Marketing Institute, an international food trade association, where he served as Senior Vice President of Government and Public Affairs. Before FMI, he served in similar positions at the National Retail Federation and NFIB. He is a forty year veteran of the government affairs arena in Washington and has represented both large and small businesses before Congress and the Executive Branch. During his career, he was named by Washingtonian Magazine as one of the 25 most powerful lobbyists and by Roll Call as one of its “Fabulous Fifty.” He made The Hill’s “Rainmaker” List and was named by Influence Newsletter as a top trade association lobbyist. Motley has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The New York Times and other national newspapers and business magazines. He has appeared on Good Morning America, the Today Show, the MacNeil-Lehrer News Hour, and on CNN’s Money Line, Politics Today, Crossfire and Late Edition programs. 

Motley holds a B.A. and M.A. degrees from Providence College and has completed additional post-graduate studies at both Georgetown University and Johns Hopkins University.