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Governor DeWine, JobsOhio Name J.P. Nauseef Next President of JobsOhio

Thu Feb 14 2019

COLUMBUS – Governor Mike DeWine today joined the Board of Directors of JobsOhio in announcing that J.P. Nauseef has been selected as the next president and chief investment officer of JobsOhio.

The JobsOhio board has completed its search process for the organization’s next president and chief investment officer.  Last year, the board engaged executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles to assist with the process.

“J.P. Nauseef is the right person to lead JobsOhio,” said Governor Mike DeWine.  “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.”

J.P. 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 with a longstanding passion for and focus on technology, innovation and economic development.  He is currently chairman and co-founder of Krush Media Group and continues to be a strong advocate for military missions and families.  In addition, J.P. 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 Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems from the University of Dayton, and his Master of Science in Systems Management from The University of Southern California.

Nauseef will start in March and will replace John Minor, who has been president and chief investment officer of JobsOhio since 2012. JobsOhio announced last year that Minor would leave the organization after the search was concluded.  Minor will serve as senior advisor to the JobsOhio board until his departure on March 29, 2019.


JobsOhio is a private nonprofit corporation designed to drive job creation and new capital investment in Ohio through business attraction, retention and expansion efforts.

For more information, contact:

Governor’s Office, Dan Tierney

Matt Englehart, JobsOhio

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