As Senior Vice President of Sales, John Casella oversees NFIB’s membership development activities in both the field as well as telephone operations. Casella joined NFIB in 1990 as a Field Sales Representative and has also served as a Division Manager and Region Sales Director. In 1995, he was inducted into the NFIB Hall of Fame, one of the highest career achievement awards for NFIB sales employees. Upon announcing Casella as Senior Vice President of Sales in late December 2009, NFIB President Dan Danner commented, “John has truly learned the sales organization from ‘the bottom up.’ He has a proven track record of success at every level and has been a great team builder throughout his career. But nothing stands out more about John than his passion for our members and our mission.”
Previously, Casella was a partner/manager in his own small businesses, Advanced Auto Electronics/City Wide Auto Glass of Dartmouth, MA. He also served in the United States Air Force, during which time he was stationed for 3 years just outside of Madrid, Spain. He received an Honorable Discharge and won numerous awards including the Outstanding Unit Award while serving our country. Casella has also served as Vice President of the Board of Directors at Allendale Country Club, Inc. in Dartmouth, MA, and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Greater New Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce, Junior Achievement of Southeastern Massachusetts and the New Bedford Exchange Club.
Casella graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Massachusetts – Dartmouth with a B.S. in Management and an elective concentration on Spanish language studies. He was recognized as the university’s top graduating senior with a 3.98 GPA, received the College of Business & Industry’s Dean’s Scholar Award, and the Management Department’s Outstanding Achievement Award. He has also completed executive education courses at Wharton and the Harvard Business School.
John enjoys spending time with his wife, Lisa, and their 2 daughters, Kasey & Lauren.