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John Molinaro

John Molinaro

RES Associates LLC

John Molinaro is a principal at RES Associates, LLC, a rural development consulting firm. A recognized leader in growing the economies of rural areas, he has more than 40 years of experience focused on community, economic, and workforce development; community philanthropy; and nonprofit management.

Prior to his current role, he most recently served as president and chief executive officer of the Appalachian Partnership, Inc. (API). Before joining API, John was founding CEO of API’s subsidiary Appalachian Partnership for Economic Growth (APEG), codirector of the community strategies group at the Aspen Institute, and vice president of the West Central Initiative in Minnesota.

He holds a BA in English from the University of Pittsburgh and an MPL in community and regional planning from North Dakota State University.