John Jordan has been involved in a number of businesses throughout his professional career. He was the owner and Chief Operation Officer of a group of companies that provided temporary medical employment services to metropolitan Phoenix and Tucson. In 1984 the combined businesses were sold the H&R Block Corporation as part of its corporate acquisition and expansion program. As a general partner in two different ventures, he was responsible for land acquisition and supervision of construction progress, project design, engineering, and subdivision approval through the State Department of Real Estate and Gila County. He has also served on various community service entities.
He is a member of the Arizona Fly Casters Club in Phoenix and serves on the Club’s Conservation Committee. He belongs to the Federation of Fly Fishers and Trout Unlimited and is familiar with the Lee’s Ferry fishery upriver to Glen Canyon Dam. His interests in fish extend beyond fishing and includes all fish in all settings.
He attended the University of Michigan. He also served as a special agent for the U.S. Army Intelligence Corps from 1965 to 1968.