John Ruthrauff, an InterAction staff member since 2005, is the Coordinator of InterAction's G7/G20 Advocacy Alliance with 45 NGOs. The Alliance publishes and advocates policy briefs on development related issues addressed by the Summits. These currently include global health, food and nutrition, corruption, jobs and employment, women’s empowerment, global supply chains, infrastructure investments, and financial and tax transparency. He is also the Coordinator of the International G7/G20 Network with over 350 members in 30+ countries, which shares information and encourages advocacy on the G7 and G20 summits. In addition he assists with InterAction’s work on the World Bank and periodically conducts advocacy training workshops in the U.S. and overseas. John previously worked at Oxfam America where, beginning in 1999, he was Director of their Washington advocacy office and Senior Policy Analyst. John came to Washington in 1990 to be the Executive Director of the National Security Archive, a foreign policy documentation and research center. He is the founder and former Executive Director of the Center for Democratic Education, which for five years assisted local organizations in Central America advocate on the World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank. Prior to Washington, John was a community organizer, a senior aid to a Pennsylvania Senator, and the Executive Director of The Philadelphia Foundation, the third largest grant making foundation in Philadelphia. John was a tank company commander in the 24th Infantry Division. He holds a BA in economics from Rutgers University, an MA in sociology from Central Missouri State University, and an MBA from Drexel University.