is a partner with the St. Louis-based law firm of Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C., specializing in commercial real estate and lending law. He received his A.B. (magna cum laude) in Mathematics and Art History from Washington University in St. Louis, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa; and he earned his J.D. from Northwestern University. John is a life master in bridge and in actively involved with District 13 of the American Contract Bridge League. As an impassioned traveler, he has visited all seven continents. John has served on several equity theater boards in the Chicago area and is an impassioned supporter of the arts.