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Jill Johnson - Bio - Kansas Economy

Jill Johnson
Budget and Events Manager

Jill Johnson began her career with the Center for Economic Development and Business Research on March 28, 2016. 

A native of Kansas, Jill is a graduate of Wichita State University. She is also a graduate of the following leadership programs in Southlake (TX), Jefferson City (MO), Lenexa (KS) and Fort Scott (KS).    

Jill’s brings to CEDBR her experience in the chamber of commerce, tourism and hospitality industries. Most recently she served as vice president of operations for the Southlake Chamber of Commerce, in Southlake, Texas.

One of Jill’s primary responsibilities was managing and promoting an annual 3-day festival that boasted more than 50,000 people.  She also served as the program facilitator for Leadership Southlake.     

Jill’s role will involve event planning and special project management assignments.  Her principal role will be managing the CEDBR’s annual Kansas Economic Outlook Conference (EOC), where more than 700 attendees meet to learn about the latest economic news. She will also manage the 5 regional outlook conferences in Pittsburg, Emporia, Hays, Salina and Dodge City; as well as the Wichita Area Outlook Team (WAOT) and the Wichita Industry Research Exchange (WIRE) events.