John Pritchett serves Cristo Rey Fort Worth High School as its Founding President. His priorities are to increase access to education, break the cycle of poverty, and contribute to the common good. Before becoming president Pritchett led a career in government, public affairs, and political campaigns across Texas and the country.
He founded Pritchett Campaign Strategies in 2009 to focus his national and state organizational experience on county and municipal government. Before starting his own consulting firm, Pritchett worked at Olsen & Shuvalov, and Public Strategies Inc. where he was involved in efforts for the White House, U.S. Senate, Congress, governorships, judicial seats, state house offices, county offices, telecom deregulation, and local bond elections. Before then he managed winning campaigns from West Texas to Southside Virginia for Congress, the Texas Supreme Court, and the Virginia House of Delegates. Pritchett also worked as Political Director to then-Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, and early in his career Pritchett served on staff for U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison and then-Governor George W. Bush.
Pritchett grew up on a family ranch near Fort Worth, Texas, graduated from Trinity Valley School in Fort Worth, and received his B.A. in Political Science from Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri. He and his wife Paige live in Fort Worth with their two school-age children. He is a parishioner at Saint Patrick Cathedral and serves on the University of Texas at Austin McDonald Observatory Board of Visitors.