Lori Gary, CEcD

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Lori joined the Mesa team as a Project Manager in July 2012. She brings with her over 20 years of experience in the economic development profession including leading a regional economic development organization and managing two municipal economic development departments. Her experience spans three states where she designed and implemented successful economic development programs.

As Project Manager, Lori is working to promote new investment, redevelopment, reuse, and job creation within the Fiesta District and West Mesa. Additionally, Lori is spearheading Mesa’s efforts to grow the medical, medical devices, and lifesciences business sectors.

Lori earned a BS degree from Western Michigan University and performed her graduate work at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville.  Lori earned her Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) designation in 2000 and served as President of the Arizona Association for Economic Development – a statewide professional association with over 400 members – in 2010.