- Dynamite since: February 2008 (its inception!)
- Most likely to know every politician in the room
- Dislikes: Talking instead of doing
With more than 20 years of experience in government and military issues, John Braun (JB) has been President and Chairman of the Board at Dynamis, Inc. since its inception in February 2008. Before founding Dynamis, JB served as the Vice President for Washington Operations for Teledyne Technologies, where he acted as the senior executive for Teledyne in the National Capitol Region. JB Braun was formerly the Appropriations Associate and Military Legislative Assistant to Congressman Bud Cramer, supporting the Congressman’s work on the House Committee on Appropriations and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. In this role, JB advised the Congressman on issues relating to defense, aerospace, tax, trade, international affairs, small business, labor, federal employees, agriculture, veterans’ affairs, and technology.
Earlier in his career, JB worked in several roles with the U.S. Armed Forces, including serving in the Pentagon as a Senior Policy Analyst in the National Security Policy Division of U.S. Air Force Headquarters and as a Congressional Analyst in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition. Prior to moving to the Pentagon, JB worked in campaign politics in the State of Alabama, where he acted as a Political Director for several local and state-wide political campaigns.
Besides his work in business and industry, JB is active in many civic and charitable organizations in the Washington area. He has served on several boards, including the Northern Virginia chapter of Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) and the Pheo Para Alliance, a charitable organization dedicated to the search for a cure to neuroendocrine diseases.
In recognition for his service to his country and his community, JB was awarded an honorary appointment as a Colonel in the Alabama Army National Guard. In 2014 JB was appointed to the Virginia Secure Commonwealth Panel by Governor Terry McAuliffe where he supports the organizational mission to monitor and assess the implementation of statewide prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery initiatives relating to the emergency preparedness of government at all levels across the Commonwealth.