Natchitoches Native gives TED talk

Jon Maynard

President and CEO of the Oxford Lafayette County Economic Development Foundation and Chamber of Commerce

Jon is married to Cherie, with two children Connor 25 and Holly 23.

Holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Northwestern State University of Louisiana. He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma Economic Development Institute.

Has been in economic development for 15 years. He began his economic development career in Minden, LA working for the Northwest Louisiana Economic Development Foundation (now NLEP) in 2006. He was recruited to move to Starkville, MS in 2008 and then to Oxford, MS in 2012. He has a varied employment background that includes running a small business, sales and banking.

Born into a military family has lived in Georgia, Texas, Kansas, Alabama, Florida and Louisiana before moving to Mississippi in 2008.

He loves to cook, is a private pilot and as a classically trained percussionist and professional musician he most recently played drums in a popular Natchitoches party band Johnny Earthquake and the Moondogs.


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2 thoughts on “Natchitoches Native gives TED talk

  1. Very informative presentation. I would like to see a history for Natchitoches Parish of the 7 metrics that Jon uses to measure Economic Development in Mississippi. Nice job Jon Maynard.

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