John Palter is a trial attorney and certified public accountant, whose areas of expertise include complex commercial and intellectual property litigation and risk management. He has sought actively to expand his skill set in the nonprofit arena in the areas of strategic planning, board governance and development. He is a past board chair of SVP in Dallas. In its 2010 strategic plan, Dallas identified community outreach as an area of emphasis. John is a passionate advocate for this, and for using existing structures and networks to facilitate and leverage their work with other nonprofits. In addition to his service as past board chair, John served as co-chair of bigBANG! – Dallas’s signature event which convenes a community of investors, philanthropists, social entrepreneurs, nonprofit leaders and others who want to catalyze positive impact.
John began his third term on the SVPI Board in January 2018.