Leadership Team


Leadership Team

John S. Parker
Evolution St. Louis

Noted Expertise

John is the public relations/crisis communications/contract negotiations business. That came as a surprise even to him. His negotiation skills were made public during several coaching searches, and other coaches began to approach him about negotiating their salary contracts with universities across the country. Very soon, he was privately representing almost twenty percent of the top college and professional football coaches in the country. He was able to parley this into handling their endorsement deals and their crisis situations. Before selling his company in 2020, it was built from the ground up, into a multi-milliondollar PR/Reputation Management/Crisis Communications firm. John Parker is a professional motivational speaker who has connected with people of all ages and backgrounds. From the corporate boardrooms, to high school and college campuses, to civic and charitable events, John Parker has lead, influenced, instructed and inspired people nationwide.

Professional Career Highlights

John is currently the Senior Director of Corporate Communications and Public Relations for Evolution St. Louis, a high-tech knitting and fabric company. He is the Owner/President of Evolution Communications & Media Group, a firm that specialized in crisis communications and media management for large corporations, government entities and non-profit organizations and the former Senior Director of Corporate Communications and Media for the St. Louis Development Corporation. He is a former college and NFL football coach of 31 years. His reputation, hard work and persistence has earned him two NFL Championship/Super Bowl rings. One as a Defensive Secondary Consultant with the Seattle Seahawks (2012-14) and the other as a Lead Film Analyst with the Philadelphia Eagles (2017-18).

Volunteer Posts

He currently holds seats on several charitable boards such as ARCHS, the St. Louis Ambassadors, the Viral Cancer Research Foundation, the St. Louis Small Business Institute, and many others. He is a staunch advocate for the St. Louis Crisis Nursery, the Make A Wish Foundation and the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. He is the past President of the National Black Coaches Association.

Educational Background

B.S. Missouri Valley College
M.S. United States Sports Academy

Favorite Musician

Darius Rucker