What’s the Latest in Oro Valley’s Economic Future?
On Wednesday, June 10th, our guest speaker is J.J. Johnston, the Director of Community and Economic Development for the town of Oro Valley. J.J. will give us an up to date report on plans for bringing new primary employers into the area. Included in this will be details on the coming development of the Oro Valley Market Place. Learn how this future growth will help you and other businesses in the Tucson area.
J.J. Johnston, CEcD, FM, IOM
Director of Community and Economic Development
Town of Oro Valley, Arizona/USA
J.J. began working as the Director of Community and Economic Development in May/2018 and serves on the Town of Oro Valleys Executive Leadership Team. Prior to joining the town’s professional team, JJ served as the CEO/Managing Member of an international business location and economic development consulting organization. JJ relocated the company from San Antonio, Texas to Oro Valley in 2017.
During a forty year career span, JJ served as the President/CEO of six regional Economic Development Organizations & Chambers of Commerce located in Texas, Colorado and New Mexico. He helped facilitate the retention, expansion and attraction of dozens of primary employers into client communities. Those companies have created thousands of new job opportunities and have generated billions of dollars of new capital investment.
JJ lives in Oro Valley, Arizona with his spouse Beverly. He enjoys playing with the Oro Valley Jazz Band, the Tucson Concert Band, and is an active musician in the Mountain Shadows Presbyterian Church. He also loves to snow ski in Colorado. They enjoy watching their four grandchildren have fun in music, tennis, soccer and volleyball.
J.J. Johnston, Director of Community and Economic Development Town of Oro Valley, Arizona/USA
June 10th, 2020 – Oro Valley Country Club
11:00 am Networking
12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch & Program