John Plunkett
Senior Vice President, Marketing & External Relations

John Plunkett

John Plunkett directs Hobsons’ marketing and external relations strategy to increase awareness of our company and demonstrate how our solutions and our partnerships with educational institutions help students reach their education and life goals.

With more than 20 years of experience as a strategic marketing executive, John is skilled in business-to-business marketing and policy advocacy strategies within the education sector. He brings to Hobsons his drive to win and believes success is the result of creativity, passion, and teamwork.

Before joining Hobsons as VP of Policy & Advocacy in 2015, John held senior management roles at Starfish Retention Solutions (now Starfish by Hobsons), Blackboard, and GetWellNetwork. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science at Furman University.