John Heenehan, Principal, Rubicon Crossing Communications

After a 20-year journey in corporate communications at some Fortune 200 companies, John Heenehan has launched Rubicon Crossing Communications. He is a versatile and accomplished writer – his strengths are in corporate employee and business communications.

During the first phase of his career, John was an award-winning journalist. He worked as a correspondent for The Hartford Courant, and as a reporter and editor at The Bridgeport Post (now The Connecticut Post) and The Tampa Tribune.

Corporate Communications

In the corporate world, John wrote for a variety of media, from C-level communications to electronic and publication content. He regularly communicated to a global audience at American Airlines and Northwest Airlines, while his audiences at KPMG, Maersk Line, and Prudential were national.

John has served on the Board of Directors with the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) New Jersey since 2009, including terms as President, Vice President of Professional Development and Awards Director.

Community Service

John has a long history of volunteering in the community, most recently by donating his services as a writer to Morristown Memorial Hospital.

In the past, John taught a Citizenship Class to immigrants and refugees, served on the speaker’s bureau of a family planning organization, was a Big Brother, and taught literacy to adults. He also organized and taught an English-as-a-Second Language class for his international colleagues at Northwest Airlines.


John was selected as a Gannett Fellow and earned an M.S. in Journalism at the Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University. He earned a B.A. in history at Central Connecticut State University.

On the Personal Side

John resides in Madison, N.J., with Roxanne, his wife Roxanne, their two daughters, Pearl and Jade, and dog, Nokomis. He loves the shore, traveling, reading (history and literature), picnics, film (eclectic), music (also eclectic), museums, baseball, jogging and daytrips to New York City.