Jaye O'Donnell

JayeWebJaye was promoted to Assistant Director for the Office of Economic Development in July 2012. Prior to that, she held the position of Marketing and Business Development Manager. As the Marketing and Business Development Manager, Jaye was responsible for leading Mesa’s higher education initiative, healthcare and bioscience development efforts, strategic planning, brand management, business attraction, retention and expanding existing businesses.

Prior to coming to Mesa, Jaye was the Senior Director of Marketing and Business Attraction at the Arizona Department of Commerce and also served as the Director of Advertising, Media Relations, and Fulfillment for the Arizona Office of Tourism.

Jaye began her career in the public sector at the City of Glendale more than 18 years ago. She holds a B.S. in Journalism and Mass Communication from Iowa State University and is currently pursuing her Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) designation.