Lance Lippincott is the new person entrusted with growing Fresno’s economic footprint.
Lippincott comes to City Hall with strong knowledge of the Valley. He most recently served as president/CEO of the Kings County Economic Development Corp.
“I am very excited and honored to join the incredibly dynamic city of Fresno team. I look forward to learning of current business attraction, retention, and expansion efforts in the Fresno economy and how those efforts can be built upon going forward,” Lippincott said in a news release Tuesday afternoon.
A graduate of Chico State and Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Michigan, Lippincott succeeds Kelly Trevino, who was the city’s acting director of economic development.
While with Kings County, Lippincott also led that county’s job training office, where he designed and implemented new programs for businesses and residents.
What They’re Saying About Lippincott
“Lance brings a myriad of experience to this role. Many of his strengths are just what we need to boost economic development in Fresno in a big way. Lance is a bridge builder who knows the critical value of relationships and partnerships in development and economic vitality,” said Fresno City Manager Georgeanne White, who announced the appointment.
Lippincott’s duties include overseeing the department as it works in partnership to attract and incentivize new businesses, retain current businesses, and expand the city’s economic clout.
“I’m thrilled to have Lance joining our team and taking on this all-important role,” said Mayor Jerry Dyer. “Business attraction and retention are absolutely vital to the growth and prosperity of our city and are a top priority of my administration, and I know that Lance’s experience and his proven track record as a leader will help to take this department to the next level.”