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John Krakowski ‘10

Bachelor of Science, Accounting

John Krakowski graduated from Gannon University in 2010 with his Bachelor of Science degree, focused in Accounting. Growing up in Erie, he participated in swimming and water polo at Cathedral Preparatory School. He’s always had a love of sports and was thrilled to continue his sports career at Gannon in the same sports he played in high school.

While attending Gannon, John took advantage of many opportunities available to him such as internships and mentoring relationships with coaches and faculty. John believes that balancing both academics and athletics during his college years has helped him develop into who he is today.
After graduation John worked in public accounting for two years before moving on to business development. His experience in accounting gave him the opportunity to speak with business leaders intelligently and understand their challenges. John is employed by R&R Express, a company headquartered in Pittsburgh that provides transportation and logistics services to a variety of industries. John is Vice President of Business Development and he recognizes that the success he has experienced is a result of his education and hard work at Gannon.

John had several professors and coaches that helped guide him throughout his education. He has great pride from being a Gannon Golden Knight swimmer and is also thankful for the small class sizes at Gannon as they helped him thrive academically. His advice to current students is to be active on campus and build a network of people who will guide you along in your career. In his free time, John enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife Elisa and their two young sons. As a family, they enjoy visiting their lake house in Lake City, PA. John also enjoys swimming and playing golf at his country club, The Club at Nevillewood. John is a member of the social committee at Nevillewood, where he is responsible for planning and participating in activities and social events.
​(published June 2017)

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