|J.D. joined the team as an Economic Development Specialist in April
2013. He supports the team in promoting investment and business
expansion throughout the City of Mesa through targeted research
strategies and the development of business leads and partnerships.
Prior to joining the Office of Economic Development, J.D. spent three years as an Intern and Associate Analyst of Client Strategy & Consulting for CBRE’s Labor Analytics Group (LAG), one of the top site selection consulting groups in the country. While at LAG, he served as the lead analyst on nationwide site selection projects for numerous Fortune 500 and
international clients. He was also responsible for research, content, testing and development work on Global LaborView, a 2011 CoreNet Global Innovator's Award winning web-based software application.
J.D. was born and raised in Tempe, AZ and graduated from Arizona State University in May 2012 where he received a bachelor’s degrees in Marketing, Tourism, and German, as well as a Certificate in International Business Studies.