John C. Mozena was vice president for marketing and communications at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy.

He joined the Mackinac Center in 2016 after a 20-year private sector career developing and executing strategic communications campaigns for public, private, governmental and nonprofit organizations of all sizes. His clients ranged from some of the world’s largest corporations to small nonprofits and entrepreneurial startups; from beloved consumer-facing brands to national industry trade associations.

Mozena began his professional career as a print reporter and editor covering Michigan’s health care industry and was a credentialed member of the state House and Senate press corps.

At the Mackinac Center, he has been quoted or had his commentaries published in Forbes, the Detroit Free Press, The Detroit News, Crain’s Detroit Business, Michigan Chronicle, Detroit Metro Times, NextCity, Daily Signal, The Grand Rapids Press, Flint Journal, WJR-AM, WWJ-TV, and more.

Mozena holds an accreditation in public relations (APR) from the Public Relations Society of America and certifications in disaster public affairs from the American Red Cross, for whom he volunteers as a disaster public affairs specialist and Disaster Action Team leader.

He is a baseball nerd and rabid Tigers fan. He and his wife and son also take minor-league soccer far too seriously as smoke bomb-waving supporters of Detroit City FC.

From John C. Mozena

Kids Experience Entrepreneurship at Detroit Children's Business Fair

Second annual event provided opportunities to learn, grow and earn money … more

Mackinac Center Praises Groundbreaking Pension Reforms in Michigan

State demonstrates national leadership in addressing public employee retirement crisis … more

George Orwell and Humpty Dumpty Economic Policy

Michigan must remember warnings to not corrupt the English language to give businesses 'free' money … more

Support Young Entrepreneurs at the Detroit Children’s Business Fair

Free, public event showcases the next generation of job creators … more

Should Construction Workers Pay Taxes to Billionaires?

Under proposed legislation, some of them would … more

Prompt Government Transparency is Vital to Democracy

Delay of 106 days results in lawsuit for University of Michigan … more

Statement on the FY2018 Federal Budget Blueprint

Lots of details to work out, but budget deserves recognition … more

Detroit Policy From a Free-Market Perspective

Ideas for the city in advance of the Detroit Policy Conference … more

Michigan Wins When Immigrants Face a Fair and Predictable System

Due process is an important part of an immigration system … more

Detroit’s Soccer Stadium Should Stand on its Own

Stadiums are a bad investment for taxpayers … more

The Hypocrisy of 'Public' Education Rhetoric

What’s being protected here: The Constitution or union dues? … more

Resisting the Deforming Power of Government

How to preserve the distinction between society and government … more

House Lawmakers Consider Key Bills

Pension spiking, union release time, private public partnerships and toll roads on the table … more

Pistons Move to Downtown Comes With Big Taxpayer Price Tag

Mackinac Center experts comment on the deal in state media … more

Voters Reject Transit Tax Proposal in Wayne County

Mackinac commentary featured in Detroit media … more

Voters Reject Detroit-Area Transit Boondoggle

Flawed 20-year RTA plan falls at ballot box … more

The Spookiest Policy Ideas Threatening Michigan

From taxing free meals to creating a Bank of Michigan … more

RTA Transit Tax Focuses on Old Technology, Ignores Opportunity

Mozena debates merits of plan on Michigan Matters … more

Michigan’s Highest Taxpayers Could Soon Pay More

New op-ed questions value of proposed RTA and Wayne RESA millages … more

10th Annual Milton Friedman Legacy Day Celebration to Be Held in Midland

Mackinac Center to co-host event with Northwood University Forum for Citizenship and Enterprise … more

Imaginary Murder Pets Versus Michelle Obama

Society uses the free market: It’s super effective! … more

A $4.6 Billion Transit Millage Is a Tax Too Far for Detroit

Time to question the benefits of the Regional Transit Authority  … more

Managed Competition Versus the Free Market, In One Photo

Cabstand at Reagan National shows need for ridesharing … more

Some Michigan Universities Spend Huge Money Subsidizing Sports

Mackinac Center Names New Vice President of Marketing and Communications

Welcoming John Mozena … more