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public/private finance and development executive

John Philip Stainback, American public/private finance and development executive. Recipient New Member of Year award Society Marketing Professional Services, 1986; University Pennsylvania scholar, Philadelphia, 1976, 86-89.


Stainback, John Philip was born on August 27, 1948 in Henderson, North Carolina, United States. Son of John Marvin and Helen Grace (Knight) Stainback.


Bachelor, University Maryland, 1972. Bachelor of Architecture, University Maryland, 1973. M.City Planning, University Pennsylvania, 1977.

Master of Architecture, University Pennsylvania, 1977.


Architect, urban designer Pennsylvania Avenue Development Corporation, Washington, 1973-1974. Project manager Wallace, McHarg, Roberts & Todd, Philadelphia, 1974-1975. Associate The Arroyo Group, Pasadena, California, 1977-1978.

Project director Daniel, Mann, Johnson & Mendenhall, Los Angeles, 1978-1981, associate vice president, managing director Houston, 1981-1986. Director development Barker Interests Ltd., 1986-1988, Decoma Venture Houston Texas (Privatization Consortium). Chairman, president, chief executive officer Privatization Development of America Inc., (subsidiary 3D International), Houston, 1988-1989.

President, Chief Executive Officer Privatization International, Incorporated, New York York City, 1989-1992. Chief Executive Officer Privatization for American, Inc., PFA Acquisition and Development Company, Houston, 1992—1995. Principal and nations director public/private development Ernst & Young LLC, Los Angeles, 1995—1999.

Senior vice president LCOR, Inc., Pennsylvania, 1999—2001. Managing partner Stainback Public/Private Real Estate LLC, Houston, from 2001. Founding member Urban Futures Group, Los Angeles, since 1980.

Design critic, lecturer University Maryland, College Park, University Kansas, Manhattan, Rice University, 1974-1983. Chairman real estate/public facility task force National Council for Public/Private Partnerships, since 1993. Chairman Conference on New Public/Private Partnerships for Real Estate and Public Facilities, 1994.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Public/Private Finance and Development, 2000. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Board advisors Museum District Development Association of Houston, 1986-1989. Chairman international policy board The Privatization Council, since 1989. Vice chairman 4th National Privatization Conference, Washington.

Sponsor member, board directors National Council for Public/Private Partnerships, since 1989, vice president board directors since 1991. Board advisors Mackinac Center Public Policy, since 1993. Member Urban Land Institute, since 1993.

Chairman Real Estate Institute, National Council for Public-Private Partnerships, since 1993. Chairman Conference on New Public-Private Partnerships for Real Estate and Public Facilities, 1994. Member Rice Design Alliance (board directors 1986-1989), Houston Chamber of Commerce C. (chairman subcommittee).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: worldwide travel, squash.


Married Cynthia Rodgers Working, June 11, 1972 (divorced August 1979). Married Ramona Lyn Hightower, April 19, 1985 (divorced May 1986). Married Barbara Furr, October 27, 1989.

John Marvin Stainback

Helen Grace (Knight) Stainback

Cynthia Rodgers Working

Ramona Lyn Hightower

Barbara Furr