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John Fudenberg

Professional Overview

About John Fudenberg

John Fudenberg has dedicated his career to public service and the criminal justice system. He has lived in Las Vegas, Nevada, for over three decades now, investing in the community through a variety of different roles. During this period, he helped manage many different situations, from minor crimes to mass shootings. He is no stranger to the challenges of working in the public eye and handling sensitive information, and it’s an environment he thrives in. He is passionate about sharing his knowledge and experience and helping other communities and organizations learn more about emergency preparedness and other matters.

In 1991, John Fudenberg began his long career in Las Vegas, working as a corrections officer. He helped manage the inmates at the city’s detention facilities and kept things running smoothly. After several years, he became a corporal before being appointed Deputy City Marshal. This role helped expand his experience in law enforcement, gaining skills in conducting investigations, testifying in court, and acting as a field officer. He continued to advance his career in this realm, becoming responsible for larger teams and managing media relations. John enjoyed getting to build practical business skills while pursuing justice in Clark County.

With these many years working in enforcement and corrections, John Fudenberg had the opportunity to take his career to a new office in 2003. He became the Assistant Coroner for Clark County in Las Vegas, where he helped with many administrative and managerial tasks. He became an expert on local and federal laws and regulations, ensuring operations were up to par. 

After serving in this capacity for over ten years, he was appointed the Coroner for Clark County, where he led and directed programs and staff at the Clark County Office of the Coroner/Medical Examiner for the next five years. This office covers over 8000 square miles and is involved in investigating over 14,000 deaths each year. In addition to overseeing the office’s daily operations, John was responsible for organizing and directing emergency responses to disasters that required the service of the coroner’s office. This involved communicating needs with other departments as well as being the public face of the office.

During John Fudenberg’s tenure as county coroner, Las Vegas, Nevada, endured a horrific tragedy. In October 2017, at the Route 91 Harvest Festival, many people lost their lives in an unprecedented mass shooting event. As county coroner, John was instrumental in the county’s response to the incident and has often been acclaimed for his handling of this incredibly difficult event. In the wake of this tragedy, John became passionate about helping other communities create emergency response plans in case they encountered any similar circumstances.

While John Fudenberg enjoyed his tenure as Clark County Coroner, he chose to retire in 2020. Since then, he has been offering private consulting services through his firm, Fudenberg and Associates, LLC, and serving as the Executive Director of the International Association of Coroners and Medical Examiners. These opportunities allow him to connect with practicing coroners and other forensic professionals, sharing his extensive knowledge and experience and helping them serve their own communities more effectively.