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John Lloyd

Member of the Board of Directors
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John Lloyd joined the Essential Partners board in 2020, bringing more than forty years of experience in marketing strategy and communications. As the owner and president of Magnet, Inc, John has conducted hundreds of market research studies and developed creative strategies for over two hundred brands. Before Magnet, John worked in New York City at two of the top ten advertising agencies, GREY and J. Walter Thompson.

In his spare time, John donates his marketing expertise to causes involving the arts, substance abuse, and social justice. As someone who fully appreciates a great theme line, John loves the sound and the spirit of Essential Partners' vision: thriving communities strengthened by difference, connected by trust.  

John earned his Bachelor's degree from Fordham University and has numerous certifications in qualitative and quantitative research.