Advisory Board Bio: John Howell

John_HowellJohn Howell, board treasurer, has been president of Beacon Communications, Inc., since 1969. Beacon Communications publishes the Warwick Beacon, Cranston Herald, Johnston Sun Rise and the Pennysaver. He is a co-publisher of East Side Monthly, Providence Monthly and SO Rhode Island.

Howell is president and founder of the Academic Decathlon of Rhode Island and past president of the Rhode Island Mentoring Partnership. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Rhode Island Higher Education Assistance Authority and the Rhode Island Student Loan Authority. He is a former board member for the Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education.

Howell graduated from American University with a B.A. in political science.