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John Chickering

John Chickering

Executive Advisor, Center for Social Value Creation


John Chickering, MBA ’85, advises boards and senior executives on strategy, technology and operations. As a graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, he began his career as a licensed engineer running engine rooms in tankers. After earning his MBA, Chickering consulted to the maritime industry and authored peer-review thought leadership papers on maritime information management.

Chickering’s career at Fidelity Investments spanned 22 years which included several chief information officer assignments. He led a multi-year enterprise initiative that transformed complex high-volume customer communications from paper to eDelivery. The work, which spanned across multiple business lines and service providers, improved the customer experience, generated a triple-digit Return on Investment (ROI), and continues to save over 100 acres of forest each year.

Chickering's board experience includes both fiduciary and advisory boards for both commercial and non-profit institutions where he has held various executive committee positions, including chair. He is a published author and an occasional speaker at industry conferences and seminars hosted in academia. Chickering volunteers with several community service organizations and has led 15+ hurricane/storm restoration work teams on the ground in Mississippi, New York, Vermont, and Florida.


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