Anchorage Economic Development Corporation has welcomed Jenna Wright as its vice president on a growing team dedicated to fostering a diverse, prosperous and sustainable Anchorage economy.

Wright earned her bachelor’s degrees in marketing and investment finance from the University of Alaska Anchorage in 2010. Wright later returned to UAA in pursuit of a Master of Business Administration, which she earned in 2015 with an emphasis in business intelligence and data analytics.

Prior to joining AEDC, Wright served the State of Alaska as deputy director of the Division of Motor Vehicles where she led the modernization of the department and oversaw an operating budget of $17 million.

“I couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome Jenna Wright to our team in a leadership role,” said Bill Popp, president & CEO of AEDC. “Her education and skillset make her an incredibly valuable addition to our staff, and I’m excited by how this will expand AEDC’s capabilities to support Anchorage’s economy.”

As AEDC’s vice president, Wright is responsible for managing and supporting the successful deployment of strategies, programs and initiatives that promote the growth of the Anchorage economy.

About AEDC
AEDC is a private nonprofit corporation, operating since 1987. It exists to encourage growth and diversity in the Anchorage economy, promote a favorable business climate and improve the standard of living of Anchorage residents.


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