City Manager Todd Hileman has announced the appointment of Jessica Rogers to the position of Economic Development Director. Rogers will begin as Economic Development Director effective today (April 15).
Jessica has worked for the City of Denton since 2015, most recently serving as the Deputy Director of Public Affairs and Intergovernmental Relations. In this role, Jessica managed communications for the City, served as the City’s Public Information Officer, and handled federal and state government affairs, among many other projects and responsibilities. Prior to this role, Jessica served as the Energy Services Manager in Denton Municipal Electric and the Assistant to the City Manager in the City Manager’s Office.
“Jessica has proven to be a successful leader in this organization,” said City Manager Todd Hileman. “Her experience, excellent communication skills, and the ability to quickly form effective relationships make her well prepared to continue to move economic development forward.”
Jessica has Bachelor of Arts in history from Texas A&M University and a Master of Public Affairs from Indiana University’s O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs. Prior to Denton, Jessica served as the Administrative Services Manager with the City of Dickinson, Texas, where she oversaw the City’s budget and financial operations, and as a Management Assistant. Jessica has also worked as a Project Assistant with the Bloomington Economic Development Corporation in Bloomington, Indiana.
The position of Economic Development Director was previously held by the late Caroline Booth. Her positive attitude, desire to be of service to others, and dedication to the Denton community will always be remembered and she is greatly missed.