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Biography of John Iona
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Mr. Iona is the CEO of Universal Publishing; one of the nation's foremost independent publishers of specialty educational materials. Mr. Iona is also President of i-Consilium; a regionally-focused boutique strategic business advisory founded in Philadelphia and now based in Northeastern PA, as well as the Founder & Chairman of Radius40; a hyper-fast-moving and disruptive assembly of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s foremost leaders committed to driving positive change, economic growth, and prosperity in the Region.  Concurrently, Mr. Iona serves as the Chairman for The Greater Philadelphia Senior Executive Group's (GPSEG's) CEO Roundtable.

Over the years, Mr. Iona has served as a Trustee, Director, and Advisor to several Boards (including For Profit and Non-Profit entities).  Regionally, Mr. Iona serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees for The Lacawac Sanctuary, Executive Board Director for the NEPA Council of The Boy Scouts of America, Board Director for Gutenberg, Inc., and Board Advisor to Lackawanna College's Lake Region Center.


Mr. Iona is a widely-recognized business leader and “hired gun CEO” who has led multiple organizations over a vast spectrum of industries spanning software development/SaaS, information technology, e-commerce, supply chain & logistics, nuclear engineering, power generation, healthcare, life sciences/biotech, medical devices, field services, and advanced environmental sciences.  Since the early 90’s, Mr. Iona has served as President, CEO & Chairman of the Board for several emerging growth companies, while the earlier part of his professional career involved leadership roles within Fortune 500 companies.  


From time to time, Mr. Iona is featured as a keynote speaker, guest lecturer, and panelist.  On the home front, he continuously seeks ways to actively support the local community, from grass roots initiatives to youth-focused activities such as scouting, sports, and Junior Achievement.