John Alderman heads Strategic Communications for Colonial Pipeline, where he leads the Internal Communications, Government Affairs, and External Communications teams. He joined Colonial in 2022 to establish the newly combined team as a unified, strategic voice that builds trust and confidence with company stakeholders. John earned a B.A. in English from North Georgia College and an M.A. in English from Georgia State University. He has held leadership roles in customer communications, executive communications, internal communications, external communications, and corporate affairs at companies including UPS, Cox Automotive, Equifax, and British company Sage software. His mostly concurrent military career started with enlisting as an armor crewman then spending over 20 years in the National Guard, Army Reserves, and on active duty including a year in Iraq commanding a 150-man Cavalry Troop. He subsequently led all Ga. Department of Defense communications and community relations as State Public Affairs Officer and commanded a Mobile Public Affairs Detachment before retiring in 2015.