John B. Wilson joined the board of Autism Speaks in February 2007, following the merger with Cure Autism Now (CAN) and has been an active board member since 2000. Wilson is the President of Staples Europe and is the owner and president of Hyannis Port Capital, Inc. He has held several other executive positions, including Chief Operating Officer and executive vice president of Gap, Inc.; Chief Financial Officer and executive vice president of Staples, Inc.; senior vice president of Northwest Airlines; and vice president/partner at Bain & Company. He serves on the board of several Franklin Templeton Mutual Funds as well as a number of private company boards.
Wilson earned his MBA from Harvard Business School in 1983 and his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering, magna cum laude, from Renssalaer Polytechnic Institute in 1981. Wilson and his wife Leslie have been married for 25 years and have three children.more » « less