John Cilio

John is a skilled historian focused on mid twentieth-century. He can be considered a storyteller with a historical perspective.


He has published over seven books ranging from women working in WWII and their impact on today's business world to vintage helicopters. He is published in several national and local newspapers/magazines with over 200 articles covering a wide range of topics.

Nickolai Sikorsky wrote the Foreword to his Helicopter Evolution book and Prince William was kind enough to write a letter about his copy of the book. 


John hails from IBM corporate marketing and is an American Marketing Association Silver Effie winner. He has spoken to large and small audiences in over 60 countries around the world.

He volunteers at the Deer Pond Farm Connecticut Audubon Society in different roles and has consulted as a SCORE, Small Business Administration mentor helping small business develop.


A vintage airplane and friends fishing.