John Rees serves as Avalanche Consulting’s research director. As research director, John is responsible for providing clients with the information and analysis they need to make sound public policy decisions. John also collaborates with the entire Avalanche Consulting team to translate data into compelling, targeted marketing campaigns. Prior to joining Avalanche, John was responsible for managing the partnership between communities in Central Texas and the Economic Development Administration (EDA). John has a master’s degree from Georgia Institute of Technology’s School of City and Regional Planning.