Economic Development DirectorA lifelong resident of Granite City, Jon graduated from Granite City High School in 2001. Then, after attending Southern Illinois University Edwardsville for four years, he graduated Magna Cum Laude with his Bachelor’s of Science in Economics & Finance in 2005.
Following graduation, he began an internship working as a research assistant for the Economic Development Department of the St. Louis Regional Chamber & Growth Association. Concurrently, Jon furthered his education by pursuing his Master’s degree in Economics & Finance at SIUE. He completed this degree in 2006.
While at SIUE, Jon earned many academic awards, including the following:
The James A. Yates Jr. Award in Economics
Phi Eta Sigma Freshman National Honor Society
Omicron Delta Epsilon Int’l Economics Honor Society
Beta Gamma Sigma Int’l Business Honor Society
Golden Key Int’l Honor Society
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
The National Dean’s List
Honors Scholars Program
SIUE School of Business E.L.I.T.E.
Following his education, he was appointed as the Economic Development Director in 2006 and is the first person to serve in this position since 2002. He is committed to putting his greatest effort into leading new growth and revitalization in Granite.