Naperville Development Partnership names new leader

The Naperville Development Partnership announced Monica Conners as its new president, effective May 6.

Conners replaces Christine Jeffries, who is retiring after 26 years with the partnership. The Naperville Development Partnership was started in 1995 as a public/private economic development group focused on drawing and retaining businesses in Naperville.

A certified economic developer, Conners most recently worked as the director of economic development in Delaware County, Ohio. She has also held other positions in Virginia and Missouri.

“The Naperville Development Partnership is at a pivotal point in its journey toward fostering economic growth and prosperity in our community,” said Mark Wright, board president for the Naperville Development Partnership. “Monica’s visionary leadership and extensive experience in economic development make her the ideal person to lead our organization.”

Conners said she looks forward to working with the Naperville Development Partnership and the community.

“Naperville has a strong foundation of business excellence and community spirit,” she said. “I am committed to leveraging these assets to enhance our economic landscape and create opportunities for all residents and businesses. Together, we will build on the NDP’s legacy and chart a prosperous future for Naperville.”

As president, Conners also will oversee the Convention and Visitors Bureau and Dine Naperville.

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