JobsOhio Appoints Nauseef as Its Next President

COLUMBUS, Ohio — J.P. Nauseef has been selected as the next president and chief investment officer of JobsOhio

The announcement was made Thursday by Gov. Mike DeWine and the board of directors of Jobs Ohio.

Last year the board engaged an executive search firm, Heidrick & Struggles, to assist with the process. Nauseef replaces John Minor, president and chief investment officer since 2012, who announced last year he would leave the organization after the search was concluded.  Minor will serve as senior adviser to the  board until his departure March 29.

“J.P. Nauseef is the right person to lead JobsOhio,” said DeWine in a statement.  “His extensive experience in the economic development field, and passion for selling Ohio as the best location for new and expanding businesses will help us take Ohio to the next level.”

Nauseef and his family live in Dayton. He is a former U.S. Air Force officer with 30 years of experience in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.  He is currently chairman and co-founder of Krush Media Group.  In addition, he was the president and CEO of the Dayton Development Coalition, which is one of JobsOhio’s regional partner organizations.

Nauseef has received numerous awards for his professional and civic contributions including the Air Force Distinguished Public Service Award. He earned his B.S. in management information systems from the University of Dayton and his M.S. in systems management from The University of Southern California. 

He begins his new assignment in March.

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