Beth Johnson, CEcD - Senior Vice President
Beth has extensive economic development experience in recruiting and retaining businesses. Previously, she worked for the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce, Rice County, Kansas and the City of Dallas. She has sat on numerous city and county boards in her previous positions and is past President of the Kansas Economic Development Alliance (KEDA). She has a Master’s of Public Administration and a Bachelor’s in political science. In January 2015, Johnson earned the prestigious designation of Certified Economic Developer from the International Economic Development Council.
Tim Holverson, IOM - Director, Workforce & Business Growth
Tim has widespread experience in economic development, coalition building and public policy. He has held leadership positions at the Cumberland County Business Council in North Carolina, Kansas City Regional Association of Realtors, Lawrence Chamber of Commerce and Leavenworth-Lansing Chamber of Commerce. He has a Master’s of Public Administration and is a graduate of the U.S. Chamber’s Institute for Organization Management.
Chris Jackson - Research Analyst
Chris has a background in economic research, policy analysis, and entrepreneurship. Previously, he worked at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation in the Research and Policy department and as a consultant for the Enterprise Center in Johnson County. Chris has a Master's and Bachelor's degree in Economics.