First Posted: 4/24/2013
John Paul Bonin is a candidate for Wyoming Area School Board running on a team with Michael J. Brown and Kimberly Prebola Yochem on both the Democratic and Republican ballots.
Bonin grew up in Swoyersville and graduated from Wyoming Valley West High School.
He is a graduate of Luzerne County Community College with an Associate Degree in Science and Wilkes University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Earth and Environmental Sciences in 1992.
He completed his Master’s Degree in Business Administration in 2003 from Wilkes University.
Having entered the private sector for employment, he has worked for several regional and national family businesses in distribution. He also worked for a large, global agribusiness as a regional sales manager for the northeast U.S., managing 15 direct reports while overseeing seven other sales territories that met or exceeded yearly financial sales objectives.
Currently, he is the Manager of Business Development for special projects nationally, working with seven regional representatives throughout the U.S and Canada. In addition, he prepares yearly sales budgets and strategies.
He also co-authors specialty product press releases and market advertisements, while managing the sale of proprietary products to distributors and customers for the professional agricultural, nursery and horticultural markets.
He is also acting national sales and technical lead for a new market introduction, directing sales efforts in the mid-west, mid-south, southeast and northeast U.S.
Bonin’s wife is the former Tara Conden, a 1988 graduate of Wyoming Area High School. They have two children who attend school in the Wyoming Area School District.The family has resided in Harding since 2005.
As a community volunteer, Bonin serves as a member of the board for the Harding/Mt. Zion Community Ambulance Association and this past summer was an assistant coach for tee-ball at the Exeter Little League. He is also a member of the Exeter Township Planning Commission.