President and CEO, Guideposts

John Temple is the President and CEO of Guideposts, a national non-profit organization that reaches millions of people with messages of hope, inspiration, and encouragement. Prior to Guideposts, John served as the founder and Chief of the Human Trafficking Response Unit at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office in New York City.  John worked to form the unit in recognition of the devastating impact that human trafficking has on its victims and their families. 

John has lectured both within the U.S. and internationally on human trafficking for foreign delegations, members of law enforcement, the legal community, non-profits, and other governmental agencies.  He has been recognized for his anti-trafficking work as one of New York’s “New Abolitionists” and is the recipient of the Thomas E. Dewey Medal for outstanding prosecutors.