Gilbert business development manager Dan Henderson has been named the economic developer of the year by the Arizona Association for Economic Development.
Henderson came to Gilbert in August 2007 and has since “demonstrated excellence in leadership and execution of creative economic development strategies at the local level,” according to AAED. In 2010, Henderson led Gilbert’s economic development team in locating 15 new businesses to the community, resulting in $123 million of capital investment and more than 500 net new jobs.
This is the second time a Gilbert official has been honored as economic developer of the year. Economic development director Greg Tilque was honored with the title in 1992.
Henderson has an MBA in Computer Information Systems, and teaches as an adjunct faculty member for Chandler-Gilbert Community College.