John H Sununu was the 75th Governor of New Hampshire and served at White House Chief of Staff to President George H. W. Bush from 1989-1992. After leaving the White House He started JHS Associates, Ltd, an international strategic business consulting firm, where he has served as President & CEO since that time. From 1992 until 1998, co-hosted CNN’s nightly “Crossfire” program, a news/public affairs discussion program. In addition to his three terms as Governor, he he Governor gained both regional and national recognition through his chairmanship of the Coalition of Northeastern Governors’, the chairmanship of the Republican Governors’ Association, and his election in 1987 to the chairmanship of the National Governors’ Association. In 2010 he served as Chairman of the NHGOP and in 2012 was a prominent Romney campaign surrogate and steering committee member.
Prior to his term as Chief of Staff and his service as Governor, he had nearly 20 years of experience as an educator, engineer, small businessman and community leader. He served as President of JHS Engineering Company and Thermal Research Inc. In addition, he helped establish and served as chief engineer for Astro Dynamics Inc. from 1960 until 1965.
The Governor attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and earned his Ph.D. there in 1966 in Mechanical Engineering. From 1968 until 1973, he was Associate Dean of the College of Engineering at Tufts University and Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering. He served on the Advisory Board of the Technology and Policy Program at MIT from 1984 until 1989. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.
The Governor is married to the former Nancy Hayes. They have eight children and sixteen grandchildren.