John McDermon joined the Los Alamos Foundation staff in 2017 after nearly nine years as a member of the Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Advisory Committee where he served as Committee Chair and more recently Chair of the ranking sub-committee.
John retired as an IT Program Manager from Los Alamos National Laboratory in 2017 after a 24-year career. Prior to his work at Los Alamos, John served on active duty in the United States Air Force as a Civil Engineering Officer in positions as an Installation Architect and Instructor in Architecture at the Air Force Institute of Technology. He retired from the Air Force Reserves as a Lieutenant Colonel in 2010 with 28 years of combined active and reserve service.
John graduated with a bachelor of architecture degree from the Arizona State University in 1982 and was a Registered Architect in the State of Hawaii for 20 years. John received his master of arts degree in urban planning from University of California Los Angeles in 1990 and his master of science degree in computer science from the University of New Mexico in 1999.
John’s appreciation for the importance of education comes not only from his own experience, but from his parents, who were both life-long teachers, as well as his wife Regina’s experience as a retired elementary special education teacher.