John is the president and CEO of Mimbela Contractors, Inc., a multi-state commercial and residential contracting operation based in El Paso, TX. In addition to running a company that spans the United States and employs over 200 people, John became the chief advocate and financier in the efforts to free Daniel Villegas, a man wrongfully convicted of murder in 1993 when he was just 17 years old. John’s efforts led to a national network of contacts and partnerships with other innocence organizations as well as local, state, and national media. His and the rest of Daniel’s team’s dogged pursuit of justice led to Daniel’s release in January 2014. Both John and Daniel wish to advocate for other victims of wrongful conviction and are crucial members of the Proclaim Justice team.