John Massa received his B.S. in Civil Engineering from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in December 1991. He worked for the Illinois Department of Transportation in District 2 from March 1992 through June 2003, in the Bureau of Project Implementation, Construction. John started as Rock Island County Engineer in July of 2003.
Established on February 9, 1831, Rock Island County is named after the rock island of that name in the Mississippi River.