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Darren Jones, Vice President, Business Development

Darryn Jones

Vice President, Emerging Technologies

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As Vice President of Emerging Technologies at GPEC, Darryn Jones provides competitive market analyses and site-selection assistance to companies looking to expand or relocate to the region. Prior to joining GPEC, Darryn spent two years as an economic development specialist for the City of Avondale where he led the city’s technology sector strategy and managed over 50,000 square feet of city-owned real estate assets. Darryn also served in the offices of governors Martin O’Malley in Maryland and Jan Brewer in Arizona, where he performed econometric analyses on each state’s respective capital and operating budgets.  

A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Darryn received his bachelor’s degree as well as his master’s degree in public policy and applied economics from The Johns Hopkins University, where he was a Bill and Melinda Gates Millennium Scholar.