Erie Downtown Development Corporation CEO to Provide Revitalization Update at Association's November 10 Briefing
Thursday Nov 4th, 2021
ERIE – Erie Downtown Development Corporation (EDDC) CEO John Persinger will be the guest speaker at the Manufacturer & Business Association's (MBA) Eggs 'n' Issues briefing starting at 8 a.m. Wednesday, November 10, at the Association's Conference Center, 2171 West 38th Street. Registration begins at 7:45 a.m. All media are invited to attend.
During his presentation, Persinger will provide an update on all the exciting revitalization activity taking place in downtown Erie – including real estate development and the expansion of retail, dining, arts and cultural opportunities.
Formed in 2017, the EDDC is a privately funded nonprofit led by a group of business and community leaders working together in the name of transformational change. The EDDC’s core mission is to fuel economic growth through real estate development in downtown Erie.
Persinger was appointed chief executive officer (CEO) of the EDDC on March 12, 2018. He previously worked at MacDonald Illig Attorneys in Erie where he focused on business and commercial transactions, including contracts, sale and purchase agreements, and licensing agreements.
Prior to obtaining his juris doctorate, Persinger served in a number of positions including at the U.S. Department of State as attaché to the U.S. Ambassador to Australia. In that role, he advised the ambassador on embassy and consulate issues around American and Australian domestic and foreign affairs. He also served as White House executive assistant to the deputy counsel, where he assisted in the nomination and confirmation processes of U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts and Associate Justice Samuel Alito.
Persinger holds a bachelor's degree in history from Harvard University and earned his juris doctorate from the University of Notre Dame.