John Dimos returned to The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) in September 2023 as a major gift officer. He previously served as director of the TFAS Capital Semester Programs from 2004-2007. John first became involved with TFAS as an internship host in 1999, being attracted to the mission and vision of TFAS. Most recently, he served on the TFAS Board of Regents.
John has a master’s in law degree from McGeorge School of Law and a law degree from Louisiana State University. Prior to law school, he graduated from Tulane University with a bachelor’s degree in political science.
After receiving his master’s degree in law, John worked as a corporate attorney for Freeport-McMoRan Copper and Gold in New Orleans, Louisiana. He then moved to Washington, D.C., to work on Capitol Hill for Senator Paul Coverdell of Georgia and then for Congressman John Cooksey of Louisiana. John left Capitol Hill to become a lobbyist for the Credit Union National Association (CUNA).
After three years at CUNA, he moved to London, England to work for two nonprofit organizations, the Lawyers Christian Fellowship and Christian Action Research & Education (CARE).
In 2007, John made the difficult decision to leave TFAS and accepted an appointment from President George W. Bush to serve as the chief compliance officer at the United States Peace Corps headquarters in Washington, D.C. He then worked as an attorney for the Federal Emergency Management Agency in Washington, D.C., and New Orleans, Louisiana.
In his free time, John enjoys golf and travel, and he resides in Monroe, Louisiana, and Dallas, Texas. He is active at First Baptist Church in West Monroe, Louisiana, where he volunteers at its thrift store. He is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, the Federalist Society and the National World War II Museum in New Orleans.