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Linda WunschExecutive Director
With 28 years of experience, Wunsch is well-versed in economic development and is ready to help you find the right fit in Dallas County. Wunsch knows the power of networks to enhance economic development through local, regional and state partnerships. She enjoys working with new and existing businesses in their project plans, serving as a consultant for areas such as financial assistance and packaging, site locations and deal negotiations. Wunsch gets results. She has been instrumental in the creation or retention of 15,742 jobs, plus she has leveraged $4.2 billion of new capital investment in the industrial commercial sector. Wunsch has also assisted with 90 industrial/commercial expansions and the development of new locations. In addition, she has secured $74.5 million in grants to assist industrial / commercial expansions and locations. Wunsch holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Upper Iowa University and is a Certified Economic Developmer (CEcD) and Certified Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP). She’s also a Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP) and is committed to sustainable development.
Jeremy VossProject Manager
While he’s the newest member of the GDCDA team, Voss is no stranger to economic development. Bringing four years of experience to his role, Voss is well-versed in rural economic development and housing development. As a grant writer, he has an impressive 70 percent success rate and understands the connections between community marketing, community visioning, community strategic planning, tourism and economic development. Voss earned his Master of Business Administration degree from Texas A&M University-San Antonio, where he specialized in international business and enterprise resource technology. A disabled veteran who served with the U.S. Army, Voss received a Purple Heart while leading an infantry team in Iraq.
Julie JohnsonProject Manager
There are lots of reasons why Johnson is a go-to expert for community leaders and businesses in Dallas County. Johnson brings 14 years of experience to her role, where she manages the GDCDA’s existing and new business programs. She’s a resource for existing businesses seeking project assistance. She also recruits new business and helps with site certification for properties in Dallas County. As a Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP), Johnson also is ready to help develop strategies to promote sustainability.
Kathleen OlsonOffice Manager
Olson provides administrative support to The Alliance. She brings with her years of administrative experience in the use of office technology to manage processes and procedures as well as event planning. Olson is a Certified Profession Secretary as well as CompTia A+ certified in both hardware and software. She earned her B.A. degree in Organizational Administration from the University of Northwestern-St Paul, St. Paul, MN.