John McCourt - Director of Campaigns & External Engagement

As Director of Campaigns & External Engagement, John works to develop and implement campaigns and strategic community engagement initiatives to raise the visibility of GLAAD's work and build support for the organization and its mission among key stakeholders and the general public in the U.S. and abroad. John and his team work with media professionals in both Los Angeles and New York City to execute campaigns in GLAAD’s Entertainment, Spanish Language, Transgender, Southern, Global, and Youth Engagement programs.

Before joining GLAAD in 2017, John served as Director of Integrated Marketing at Here Media, parent company to popular LGBTQ media brands including OUT, The Advocate, and Here TV. In this role, he ideated, created and implemented high-impact marketing campaigns, leveraging print & tablet, digital, event, social media, mobile, and video platforms for brands such as American Express, MasterCard, MillerCoors, Target, Tiffany & Co., Wells Fargo and more. He has a M.S. in Public Relations and Corporate Communications from New York University and currently resides in New York, NY.