David Valenzuela is the chief business attraction officer for the Economic Development Services Department. His primary focus is to plan, organize, manage, and implement the activities of economic development business attraction, as well as sales and marketing under the department’s marketing and communications strategy for advanced industry business attraction and recruitment, as well as to advance the city’s economic development implementation strategy.
David spent more than 20 years in the economic and business development arena. He has worked with a wide variety of companies within many targeted industries, including assisting start-up companies.
Before joining Peoria, David worked with Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority as marketing and economic development manager and assistant manager and the Greater Phoenix Economic Council where he served as a vice president of business development. David began his career with the Town of Gilbert in Economic Development. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University and an MBA from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
Chief Business Attraction Officer