Keynote Speaker


Assistant Deputy Chancellor John Magill

John Magill is the Assistant Deputy Chancellor of Economic Advancement for the Department of Higher Education. In this role he is focused on strengthening the opportunities and relationships between Ohio’s institutions of higher education and economic development initiatives at the local, regional and state level. He is actively working in the areas of workforce development, commercialization and strategic investment.

During his 26-plus years in state development efforts, he focused on issues of place-based development in rural and urban settings. He was recognized for his contribution to the success of the Clean Ohio Revitalization Fund that cleaned up brownfields, changed neighborhoods and fueled redevelopment across the state. He has spoken nationally on economic and brownfield development issues and authored a book chapter on rural economic development.