Senior Managing Director at JobsOhio
Kristi Tanner is a senior managing director at JobsOhio. Kristi is certified as an economic development finance professional through the National Development Council and served several years as a member of Ohio’s Development Finance Advisory Council. Prior to JobsOhio, Kristi was an assistant director and chief operating officer for the Ohio Department of Development. She graduated from Morehead State University in Kentucky with a bachelor’s degree in communication and marketing.
Kristi has led economic development efforts at the local, regional and state levels, including establishing the governor’s first regional economic development office in Southern Ohio. In fact, she was instrumental in the transition and startup of JobsOhio.
JobsOhio, the state’s unique private economic development corporation, acts as a catalyst for high-growth business investments and job creation that are helping propel the state’s ingenuity and ambitions forward. Founded 12 years ago, JobsOhio is a first-of-its-kind, state-authorized, nonprofit built with private stable financial resources, seasoned professionals with private sector expertise, a statewide network of economic development partners, and the long-term investment outlook needed to attract, retain, and expand businesses, payrolls, and career opportunities across the state. JobsOhio’s programs and development-ready sites empower world-class corporations, entrepreneurs, and talented individuals to build their businesses and careers in Ohio. We collaborate with Ohio’s regional economic development organizations, academic institutions, federal installations, business sector organizations, and the State of Ohio to deliver comprehensive programs and investment initiatives that incubate innovations, enable sustainable economic growth, and enhance the quality of life for Ohioans through the power and dignity of work. Discover how JobsOhio can assist your community with site selection, what funds are available to assist with workforce development, and more about the Vibrant Communities Program.