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John Dean

John Dean

Economic Development Manager Sanford Area Growth Alliance

Professional Bio

Originally from eastern Washington state, John is a 2019 graduate of the University of Oklahoma’s Economic Development Institute, and earned dual Masters degrees from Iowa State University in Community and Regional Planning and Sustainable Agriculture. Prior to joining the SAGA team, John served as Executive Director of Regional Innovation for Louisiana Central, where he collaborated with a diverse group of partners to increase economic prosperity across a ten-parish region in central Louisiana. He also led the organization’s business retention and expansion program.

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Iowa State University 2012 M.C.R.P and M.S. in Sustainable Agriculture
Areas of Expertise
Community Development, Leadership Development