City hires new downtown development manager – Rocky Mount Telegram

Rocky Mount has a new downtown development manager.

City Manager Charles Penny announced Tuesday that John R. Jesso has been selected to fill the position vacated by Vanessa McCleary in October.

Jesso worked with Wachovia Bank for 18 years as a strategic program manager prior to serving two years on the Strategic Governance Leadership team with the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, D.C.

“I am pleased that we were able to attract an individual with the qualities that John Jesso brings as our downtown manager,” Penny stated in a press release. “John’s diverse background will be an asset in his new role.” (Source: Read more)