John Elliott received a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1984. During his time in college, John attained the highest FFA honor when awarded the American Farmer Degree.
He worked in the financial and banking industry for thirteen years, including seven at Wells Bank of Platte City. He was responsible for compliance and worked in the operations and lending departments. John is now the Vice President of Inside Information, Incorporated, a company he founded with his wife, Julie, in 1995 to provide nationwide marketing and research services to electric utilities. Inside Information has provided services for more than 300 electric cooperatives in 34 states.
John also served Platte County, Missouri, as District 2 Associate Commissioner, where he was actively involved in implementing long-term planning and budgeting from 2017-2020 and oversaw the County’s Information Technology Department and Public Works Department. He was the County’s representative to the Platte County Economic Development Council and the Kansas City, Missouri Economic Development Council.
John and Julie were founding members of the Northland Christian Education System in Kansas City, MO. NCES began in 2006 with 25 high school students. It is now a pre-k through 12 school system with three campuses and more than 500 students. John was the NCES board president for 16 years. His passion is making Christian education more accessible, affordable, and sustainable. During this period, NCES became accredited and re-accredited (renewed every five years) with the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and AdvancED.
John and Julie have been married for over 30 years. They reside in Platte County, Missouri, and have two grown children, Samuel and Sadie, and a daughter-in-law, Collins. They are also enjoying their first two grandchildren, Virginia and Magnolia. Sam, Collins, and Sadie graduated from Northland Christian. Sam received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Virginia in May ‘20. Sadie received her MBA from ESCP Europe in July ‘20. Collins has an education degree from John Brown University and taught third grade at a Christian school for three years before becoming a stay-at-home mom.