John Regan, Board Treasurer, is a founding member of the Sierra Fund’s Board of Directors.
John is president of Smart Campaigns, Inc., a national political consulting firm specializing in due diligence, strategic research, issues analysis and media relations. John’s clients have included more than thirty current and former members of Congress and more than a dozen U.S. senators, as well as state constitutional officeholders, political party organizations and interest groups in more than a dozen states.
In addition to his political work, John has helped craft research, public relations and lobbying campaigns for major U.S. corporations, law firms, lobbying firms and international clients.
John has managed lobbying, public relations and legislative campaigns for numerous community-based non-profits and environmental organizations including the South Yuba River Citizens League’s historic campaign for California state Wild and Scenic River protection for the South Yuba River. John has coordinated environmental representation on several ambitious collaborative efforts to restore endangered salmon and steelhead populations in the upper Yuba River Watershed.
A native of Lowell, Massachusetts, John is a graduate of Boston University, where he studied journalism and international relations. After college, John served as a language and history instructor at an English teacher training college in southeastern Poland.
John currently lives and works in Nevada City, California with his wife, Sarah, their daughter Amelia Bee, and their two dogs. He looks forward to teaching his daughter to swim in the South Yuba River.